Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Happy Birthday!

Two birthdays today: -

Happy Birthday Michael Biehn (51 today). I think Michael was my first Happy Birthday post last year, so it is nice to be posting birthday wishes to him again this year.
And a decade younger, a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Superman *cough* I mean, Dean Cain (41 today)

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Monday, July 09, 2007

I'm a walking cliche!!!

I've just realised I am a living breathing cliche! You know the one about the struggling writer who spends all morning writing only to delete it in the afternoon? I know lots of writers have written about it, but I think Albert Camus put it best in his book, The Plague, when one character has been writing a book for years (can't remember the exact details) and hasn't got past the first sentence!

I'm feeling a bit like that at the moment.

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Houston we have a problem

There I was, sitting at my notebook, getting ready to write the last two hundred or so words of Til the Moon Fails, when it hit me - the reason why I've been finding it so hard to finish the last section. I know the first draft didn't go so well, but since I've started it again I have been happy with it and the progress has been good. Until I got to the last section and things started to drag again. I thought it was because I didn't want to say goodbye to Hans and Janna, but reading what I have written of the section, I realise where I have gone wrong. It is just too depressing! This isn't how I want to end the trilogy - on a down note. So, much as I want to type 'The End', I think I'm going to have to start the last section again.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

This is a WRITING blog!

Ok, I know I haven't posted a lot about writing recently, I do apologise, but it is because I have been working hard (although not hard enough) on getting Til The Moon Fails finished and every time I finish a section I keep on meaning to publish a picture (remember how Mulder used to announce the news?) but then I forget and then I've finished another section and it seems too late to post about it... anyway -
News on Til The Moon Fails - I hope to finish it this week (before Sunday 8th July). I've heard that before, I hear you groan. Yes, I know, the deadline for this book keeps on stretching and stretching, and the weird thing is I have only about 3/4K more words to write. I just don't want to say goodbye to these characters, it is so hard wrapping up their story.
Once I've finished Til The Moon Fails, I am going to tackle The Mark of the Wolf with a vengeance. I want to have it all shiny and ready for publication before the end of August so that I can start sending it out to agents again. I might get a professional editor to look it over before I do that, but either way I want it to be finished before September. It would be great to have it sent out to a few agencies before I go away in November.
As regards other writing - at the moment I have my hands full with these two projects. I know I can be more prolific, but at the moment I'm struggling to get the energy to drag myself from my bed to my writing chair.
So, when it comes to this blog, I will try to bring it back to being strictly about writing. If I have any random thoughts on TV programmes and movie stars, I will try to keep it to another blog (possibly my myspace blog - and yes, I have way too many blogs to keep track of!).