The Final Cut (Or Rather, It’d Better Be…)

So I finally got the book back from Steph. Many thanks are due to her for spending Christ knows how many hours scribbling on Post-Its and sticking them in the relevant places that I’ve cocked up somehow. And to think, people could’ve BOUGHT the book that was made. Phew. Avoided that catastrophe.

As you can see, there were a LOT of errors, omissions, and general What Were You On?s. I took the photos when I was about half way through changing stuff. I also got proccupied with sticking them to myself.

I had FUN with my Post-Its. Post-It Ninja.

It was also my birthday on Saturday. Just thought I’d mention it. We went to a Chinese Karaoke Bar.

I’ve also started a Comprehensive (Note: not CREATIVE, there’s a difference, y’know…) Writing Course.

That’s about it for news. After I’ve finished updating, I’m going to go write some more. I’m hoping to get the final (and now I really, really mean FINAL) draft done and dusted. Then I can start to sell it. I’ve already got a list of potential buyers as long as my arm.

Well, maybe not my arm.

Finger to wrist.

…Later.

Ooh, Nearly 2006

I haven’t got any specific New Year’s Resolution this time around. Last year was smoking, which I got around to in March…only a few months late.

I don’t know what else I have to work on, except life balance in general. Maybe I should make it an aim to save money this year?

No, that won’t work, I can tell you. I should work on improving my vocabulary. Words are eluding me of late, and every time I try to write (or re-write) a piece, I’m finding the “voice” difficult to get right, or get at all. It all ends up coming out like verbal diarrhoea.

You’d think I’d use the lack of eloquent creative flow to finish JEREMY.

You’d be wrong.

I’m an idiot and don’t think like that…

I Can’t Sleep

Just so you know…I’m not happy right now. If I was overflowing with ideas again, I’d welcome the insomnia. Now I just want to sleep. It’s God getting revenge on me, since I accepted a “Jesus is Coming. Look Busy.” picture as a Christmas present.

No major news. Hopefully, I should get back into the swing of things while I’m on holiday. Back in work on the 3rd, so I have just under a week to perform a miracle.

I Hate Christmas

I just want to make that absolutely clear to anyone who has their doubts in regards to my feelings on the matter of Christmas Time (Which has apparently mysteriously become ONE WORD this year . . . we’ve received not one but THREE cards with the expression CHRISTMASTIME as a word.)…Death to sodding ChristmasTime.

Don’t get me started.

Leave me alone.

…I’ll update some more in the new year when I’ve cheered up…

The Writer Has Entered the Building

I officially started to write “Vampyr Snyper: Divided They Fall” as of 27 November 2005, 13:32:55 (I took the “Created Date” from the Document 🙂 hence the exactness).

To be honest, I was getting a little worried. All the planning and a lack of any real inspiration was starting to piss me off. I was at the stage where even trying to start something new was just making me angry. But now I’m happy! Happy as a . . . a . . . fish. I’m sticking with that.

As usual, I don’t know where the change came, at what point I thought “Oh, wait, I CAN still do this!” but I’m glad it’s back. I really am . . . there’s no other way to describe it. Just . . . yeay!

Now I’m gettin all these ideas, and I remember I had a dream about some characters last night. I can’t remember who it was or in what context (damn me for not writing things down when I wake up), but it’s all good.

I’m going away now . . . to do more writing! That’s write! AHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHahahahaaaaa . . . (Sigh)

Plans & The Fog

So I bought the game FAHRENHEIT last week and completed it over the weekend. It’s an interesting way to lose a few hours and had me on the edge of my seat in many parts. I say 8/10: the controls were not so sharp as the look and feel. Anyway, it got me in the right frame of mind to get some ideas on paper.

There were reports on the news about bad fog yesterday, and they weren’t kidding. I couldn’t see my car when I went out yesterday morning! There’s something about fog, especially when you’re driving through it. It’s as though the world is forgetting what it is, and it’s only when you get closer that it realises what it’s supposed to look like. Walking through it is creepy, it was giving me the chills, but at the same time inspiring.

I am working solely on plans at the moment, because trying to take off BLOOD OF AGES while THE GENESIS is still in “the shop” is only making me angry. I have a lot of ideas for a different direction for the following stories (which I may be reducing to five from the initial six), which is getting me worked up. Catch 22, really. I can’t work on the stories because it doesn’t have a stable plan and I can’t work on the plans because I just want to scribble everything down into a chapter or a scene!