Cracked the 20k mark on the Zombie Love Story* just in time for the new year. Needless to say, one of my goals for the new year is to finish it, as well as to finish the sequel to Downtown.
No doubt I’ll come up with some more interesting/amusing goals after a few glasses of champagne. [...]
A virus or something appears to have got into my e-mail and has happily spammed every single person I have ever e-mailed from my gmail account (yes, all the agents, editors, colleagues, writers, friends, and businesses I have ever dealt with).
My apologies to anyone who received one of these e-mails.
I have about fifteen thousand words on the Zombie Love Story, which isn’t too bad, particularly given that Christmas festivities keep attempting to tackle me and drag me away from the land of the studious and writerly.
I’ve been a little lax on my favourite bookshop posts, what with being overseas and moving house and attending to novelly things and that whole day job business. I do have many, many photos of several of the fabulous, multi-storey bookshops in Japan, which shall one day surface on this blog.
Due to being a miserly [...]
Posting purely to note that my current word count is a palindrome.
Also, I had free tickets to see The Wrestler tonight. My stomach is still recovering from a certain scene about twenty minutes in.
I’m right in the middle of a dramatic scene (yes, dramatic–this new novel even has one of those ‘plot’ thingies!). . .but it’s 8:56 and I really should head off to the day job.
My crazy sentences seem polite and restrained in comparison with this:
The new owner of the record for the longest sentence in published literature is Mathias Enard for his 517-page French novel “Zone.” In fact, the entire novel, except for a few pages of flashbacks, is made up of a single 150,000-word sentence.
And all this time [...]
From Bookseller and Publisher Online:
Potter Lexicon Appeal Dropped
No one’s interested in words these days. . .
In other news, the electricity to my apartment has been connected (in what is apparently known as a ‘re-energisation’).
Writing has been hampered somewhat by a trip to Japan and moving house, but I’m getting my teeth (if you’ll pardon the expression) back into the zombie love novel. Even at half past six in the morning.
The LSS crew has posted their list of the best spec fic published in 2008, and the Glass Girl Looks Back and A Pox on All Your Houses: A Tale of Singh and Daughter are listed.
Congrats to all the others on the list, too.