Monday, 15 October 2012

I Aten't Dead

It's been too long. Too long since I wrote something new on here. But fear not, gentle reader, for the blog is not dead yet, and neither am I.

I've had a week off work but it has passed in the blink of an eye and I face a few short hours of fitful sleep before the rigmarole of modern life hits me like a freight train once again. In case you haven't guessed, this development doesn't thrill me, but there you go. That's how it is.

With November coming round, my thoughts turn once again to Nanowrimo and the challenge of forcing myself through 50,000 words in 30 days with the aim of doing most of the legwork in completing a debut novel. I've eschewed my traditional sci-fi standard position by going for something with a heavy literary foundation - but it is also something relatively controversial and comes with a separate topic that I'd like to discuss in the next few days. Hopefully I'll get to it before November begins, because the chances of me doing anything for the blog at all over November are remote to say the least.

I'm feeling a little cut-off at the moment - I am not doing enough for financial and personal reasons to keep my mind stimulated and I am not seeing enough of my friends and loved ones to feel alright about that. But I guess I'll have time to worry about that in December!

I've started playing Red Dead Redemption. I love it, espcially just getting to wander the desert with a six shooter in the moonlight. I always wanted to be a cowboy.

I have also bred my cherry barbs, which is of minimal interest to the world at large but a great personal victory for me. I'll hopefully get round to posting something about how I did it soon, as even Google seems to be woefully devoid of information about how to do this successfully.