Sunday, 2 September 2012

Coming Soon

In a couple of months that crazy, brakeless and prone to de-railing train known as National Novel Writing Month begins again. Once more my ticket comes courtesy of 4L Engineering, but in a break from tradition, this time feet are staying firmly on Earth.
Szwejkowski is just thrilled about this.

Saturday, 2 June 2012

Little bit of politics

Political interlude for anyone other than the eastern European spam sites that drop by here from time to time. Particularly the UK visitors:

Check out this thread and this thread to get yourself up to speed on the concerns and shenanigans surrounding the Winsor Report and the creeping privatisation of our police force.

I am, as many of you will know, a lefty liberal occasional protester - not a natural ally to the Old Bill, although I never went for chucking things at them either. After poking around a while to get some info on policing for the next outing of my 4L Constabulary, I came to the conclusion that our existing constabulary could do with a bit more public support than they're getting - or we're going to lose them.

Personally I'm happier writing about a totally fictional privatised police force. Please contact your MP (in person would be best, but email would be better than nothing) and voice your concerns too. Remember, they work for you.

Monday, 7 May 2012

The great purge

After a huge months-long overrun the 2011 NaNo finally came to an end for me last month with a complete first draft of 143,713 words. The time has come to take the first draft off the web page and stick it in a metaphorical drawer to await some editing. I already miss the boys, but I'm confident I will see them again in another marathon slog sometime.

A massive thank you to everyone who came along for the ride - if you missed it and want to check it out, PM me at my usual haunt and ask for .doc, .rtf or mobi.

Right now I'm taking a serious swing at editing the 2010 NaNo, STEAM and its every bit as hard as I thought it would be. The next NaNo seems impossibly close, but I'm going to try not to think about that until it's a lot closer. Lots to do, not much time to do it in, unless I become a lady of leisure.

Kick back, have a beer, think about future journeys into the unknown.