Saturday, August 24, 2019

St Cuthbert's Way

This week I'm in the Borders with son Jamie, reprising a trip we did back in 2016 as part of the project 26 Steps.

More photos to follow!

Sunday, August 18, 2019

It's All Words, I Guess

This is what I will not be doing next February:

Pekka Halonen Washing on the Ice 1900
(wiki commons)

I applied for a writing residency in Finland and didn't get it.  (To be fair, there was no mention of washing clothes outdoors, but I did like the painting.)  So now, I'm writing more applications for more residencies that I have since discovered.  Writing applications is hard work.  I'd rather be writing a novel.  But, as it says in the title, it's all words, I guess.

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Ruins on XZ5 and Writing About Writer's Block

Current tasks: continuing on with the new novel about archaeology on an empty alien planet and finishing an article for Vox on Writer's Block.

Not surprisingly, Wiki Commons doesn't have any images I can use for a story that so far doesn't exist outside my fevered brain and slightly warm computer, so I'm offering this instead: 

Ta Phrom (Angkor Wat complex) 
(wiki commons)

Sunday, August 04, 2019

Writing About How I Write

This week I have a 500-word piece to write for the RLF Vox series on How I Write.

I would like to say that my writing process looks like this:

Volkan Yuksel (wiki commons)

But really it's a lot more like this:

J.E.H. MacDonald The Tangled Garden 1916 
(wiki commons)

Well, needs must.  I'm going in.  Here's hoping I've packed enough snacks ...