Monthly Archives: November 2012

Filed Under: I’m exhausted but I’ve finished (kind of).

This feels appallingly anti-climactic. I took off on a grand start, I really enjoyed the first two thirds of writing this second draft of Empire of Dirt. Massive changes to the plot and structure, some hefty character and world development. … Continue reading

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Filed Under: My dad vs. the Microsoft scammers.

Phone rings. Dad: “Hello?” Scammer: “Hi, we’re calling from Microsoft. There’s a problem with your PC computer, and you need to—” Dad: “What’s that?” Scammer: “Your PC computer. *Goes into long spiel about what he needs to do to solve … Continue reading

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Filed Under: Writing while sick.

I wrote yesterday about being ill. It’s been especially bad this week. Monday and Tuesday I made it to the gym, came back and wrote. And then yesterday happened. Yesterday when I couldn’t get out of bed and required sensory … Continue reading

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Filed Under: Guilt, frustration and writing every day

Ugh. This is one of those bad days, and therefore this might not be a brilliant post. You have been warned. A while back I wrote a post for SANE online, and I’ve written things for Time for Change as … Continue reading

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Filed Under: Argh, Assassin’s Creed and other distractions

Oh boy. It’s been a few days, hasn’t it? My life has come to revolve around three basic things: writing, archery, and Assassin’s Creed. This might not be the healthiest month I’ve ever been through. I’ve had so much going … Continue reading

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Filed Under: Maps! Maps for Amnar.

Most common question after “where do you get your ideas?” is “could you do some maps for Amnar please?” I think I’ve written about maps before. Or maybe I dreamt that. Anyway, I’ve always told people that producing maps is … Continue reading

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Filed Under: Posts I may regret forever because they’re politically relevant.

I can’t believe I’m doing this. I try to focus on writing, mental health and archery and other things that will avoid the majority of the nutbags on the internet, but this time I feel moved to write something political. … Continue reading

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Filed Under: All the kinds of Nanowrimo anxiety.

I just went upstairs and discovered that while it’s a balmy, toasty evening in my living room, my bedroom’s temperature approximates to the Siberian tundra. I have to wait for it to warm up a little before I dare go … Continue reading

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Filed Under: I was wrong about Leeds.

Remember how yesterday I went to Leeds to buy archery kit and said it was the most unsupernatural place ever? I’ve never thought of Yorkshire as a hot bed of mysticism and strange. That might be because my grandma came … Continue reading

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Filed Under: How to go archery kit shopping (Halloween Edition).

The first thing you need if you want to go archery shopping for the first time is a pro-archer. The second thing you need is a good archery shop. They can be difficult to find. And it really helps if … Continue reading

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