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October 2012

it was cold – the ruts

I’m aware there’s been about a week’s worth of radio silence. A combination of work, tiredness and streaming cold. Plus the internet stopped coming to my house. I’m hoping 2013 will see a return to the golden age of downloading, uploading and daily access to social media – as it was in the good old days.

There are a few limitations with the physical structure of where I live. Yesterday and the day before, I’ve heard the sounds of strangers coming from my roof. Clumping and scrapings as whoever it is up there sorts out the leak. Prevents – by magickal means or mundane – all that sky-water from pooling inside my home.

This cold’s finally fading, too. Soon, it’ll be no more than a carrier bag filled with sticky plugs of toilet-paper by the side of this bed.

NaNoWriMo kicks off once more in a little over twelve hours. Thirty more days of one thousand, six hundred and sixty-seven words a day. My characters have been cannibalising each other, swallowing and displaying each other’s attributes. This has cut down the number of characters I’ll have to draw, which has to be a good thing.

 

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the noise – john foxx

These last couple of weeks before I start writing the idiots’ graveyard, I’m trying to get my environment in order. Somewhere that, if not completely ergonomic, is at least comfortable enough for me to write in.

I really need a desk. Something I can leave set up when I’m writing. At present, I’m using a tiny wee dining table, which isn’t perfect. I’ve looked half-heartedly for something that’d fit the bill- so far, nothing.

Still, I’ve always found that objects tend to fall into my lap as they’re needed, so I’m not losing a whole lot of sleep, waiting for it to arrive.

I also need an amplifier. The last one was filled with water for a few month’s and hasn’t really sounded the same since.

 

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read it in books – echo & the bunnymen

I haven’t entered in a few days. Took a wee break from the writing, devoted the time to catching up on my reading. I finished Luke Haines’ ‘post everything’, read Michael Crichton’s ‘timeline’, Ian Fleming’s ‘moonraker’ and a biography of John Gotti. And a bit more of simon baron-cohen’s work on the nature of evil. I’ve also turned up my copy of China Mieville’s ‘kraken’ and read a wee bit more of that. And started the final part of Philip Kerr’s ‘Berlin noir’ trilogy.

During this time, I’ve written nothing apart from my diary, a daily where’s-my-head-at journal I’ve kept (fairly) religiously for the last five years or so.

 

 

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bloody revolutions – crass

This time around, I’m writing a lot less notes on all my characters – not just the minor ones. My thinking just now is that I might be over-writing the characters, so just this once, I’m going to spend less time on the wee buggers. Focus on their interactions rather than all their facets in isolation.

The real magic in the writing of any novel is (for me, anyway) finding some brand new way to get through the process. Keeping it real, if you like.

So, for next month’s, the plan is to have broad strokes sketches of all the inhabitants.

 

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Doing for relationships what the prison system does for polite chit-chat.

nerves – bauhaus

I’m pulled between a slight nervousness that I’m not quite ready to write the idiots’ graveyard yet and a burning need to get started right away. Obviously, I’ll tough it out until November, but the fact remains- the novel’s giving my mind a right good riding just now.

Next month, I’m planning on being stuck inside the skull of a character I first invented/discovered back in the 1990s. And yes, he *does* resemble me – albeit how/who I was, back in the day.

That’s one of the things I’m looking forward to: holding the 2012 me up against that prior me from around 1997 or so. Fifteen years – a hell of a lot can happen in that time.

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Doing for sado-masochism what frankie boyle does for susan boyle.

phenagen – public image limited

I took a night off to attend a meeting about next month’s spoken word night. Quite weird, being in the company of other writers. First time in a while.

Also, strangely, there was a large dog present, which can happen in pubs. I can’t remember the last time my asthma was triggered this badly. The canine seemed a pleasant enough feller, but fuck me, I could barely breathe – or, string more than a couple of words together. So, if I appeared at all unusual the other night, sorry.

I’m almost on top of the planning for next month’s novel. The skeleton of the plot’s complete, I just have a few of the characters to flesh out and I’m good to go.

 

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sweden – the stranglers

A bit more work on dreich noir this morning. If anything, I’m speeding up slightly, using this tablet. Which was always going to happen.

My confidence is increasing, almost every time I use it, I discover something new about it. Some new technique.

Backing up’s the problem. There’s no automated way to do this (yet) so I’m worried when I write anything, it’ll be cast into the ether and lost forever.

I’m also finding it hard to put down ‘the girl who kicked the hornets’ nest’. Although a *wee* bit melodramatic in places, it’s a cracking yarn. Lisbeth Sander is quite obviously autistic and three books in, she’s still fascinating.

Sander’s the classic flawed hero. Intelligent, resourceful and with few-or-no social skills. This is probably the best book in the trilogy.

I heard there’s a fourth novel written but due to loopholes in Swedish law, it may be some time before it’s published.

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in the future – sparks

I spent a whole day, wrestling with The idiots’ graveyard outline, feeding in the dada and folding it all around that.

On the one hand, I’m slightly worried I can’t pull this off next month, on the other, there are several sections I’m dying to get started on!

C’est le guerre.

I’m also looking at the narrative in a completely new way. In my original draft, there was a running gag about pornography, this one joke has been broadened to include televised sports and David Icke-style conspiracy theories. Which I’m quite proud of, I have to say.

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touch me – the doors

I’ve just uploaded several dreich noir updates. The same ones I slaved over the other morning before trashing them in a colourful I-don’t-understand-the-principles-of-backing-up frenzy.

Anyway, they’re up now. And only about a fortnight after they were supposed to go up!

I’m getting more and more likes on Dreich noir, which is groovy. It definitely seems to be touching people in a way they’re at least partly comfortable with. The way perhaps Jesus might.

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