I guess I’ve been away from this thing for a little while. Apart from a quick excited post the night before Star Wars opened and a grand(ish) return to blogging for a top ten films of 2015 list I haven’t really been around since last April. So, the absence and the reasons behind it…
As many, many people now know, I have recently embarked on writing an epic fantasy novel, The Kraken and the Clock Tower. My big worry during this writing process is accidentally stealing ideas from other authors, so I am taking a break from reading fantasy, at least for the next couple of months. This feature will chronicle what I read instead, and some general thoughts on it all.
Hello! It’s been a while. What with being away and such, I’ve sort of neglected this blog a little bit. But anyway, I make my grand return with a feature I’m calling (for lack of a better name) the Great Fantasy Break.
I know it was a long time ago now, especially since the drug fuelled fuck nightmare that was New Year’s Eve (just kidding, I sat around watching Youtube videos in my pyjamas), but last November I attempted once again to participate in NaNoWriMo. Much unlike the previous year’s effort, I failed quite spectacularly. Luckily, I’m somewhat capable of learning from my failures, and I’m going to talk about what I learned.
That’s quite a loaded question, isn’t it? It’s also a question I don’t have a definitive answer to, in case you’re someone who came looking for that. I don’t think anyone can answer it for anyone else; the best I can do here is tell you what it means to me and hope you take something from it, whether it’s enjoyment, inspiration, or something more useful.
As she leaned out through the window of the car, a bullet flashed past Lee’s ear. She laughed, but it was carried away, lost in the wind that whipped her long black hair around her face.