twenty-four hours – world of skin

Less than twenty-four since I finished ‘person-hair’ and the ideas are coming thick and fast, like a porn-film plumber. It’s starting to look like there’ll be a third ‘dreich NOiR’ novel, mibby even a fourth. I feel like I’m churning, ideas exploding out of me like a collapsing star. Of course, this is the easy […]

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stop or I’ll scream – mute drivers

Wow, that’s another one done. ‘Person-hair’ is finished (well, the first draft is!) and I’m having a well-deserved breather. And, by ‘well-deserved breather’, I mean heading into work for what’ll no doubt be a really heavy week. It’s always a bit of an anti-climax, finishing a novel. I’ve been living and breathing the alternate edinburgh, […]

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dirt in the ground – tom waits

That’s me hit thirty-thousand words (okay, thirty-one thousand, but who’s splitting hairs?) And, as is usual when I’m this deep in a novel, I’m worrying whether I’ll rin out of plot before I hit fifty thousand and the wee bell rings. I’ve been at work since monday, so everything I’ve written this week has been […]

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