Monday, 14 September 2009

writing mistakes

I was lurking around the interweb yesterday, when I came across a good article on the common mistakes new authors make. I think it's aimed primarily at fantasy writers, but as a non-fantasy writer, I think it's got some good pointers. It's a series of 10 articles, 5 in each, so 50 altogether just here
I've been writing a bit more lately - still plugging away at that multi-million bestseller that's gonna be ready as soon as I get off my arse and get writing more.

Went up to Nottingham at the weekend - Mrs Block was running the half-marathon (and no, I didn't before you ask). Just under 2 hours, so she's pretty chuffed.
This week's looking bright for a change. I feel like there's a light at the end of the tunnel - here's hoping it not a man walking the other way with a flame thrower...

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Back again

Well, it's been almost 2 months since my last blog post. Pretty shocking I know. I'm sure you've all coped without me/not noticed.
I'm currently sat at home coughing every 30 seconds, which I ascribe to my quitting smoking (at long last) which is severely playing havoc with my lungs. I assume it's the sudden influx of fresh air that they've been deprived of for the last several years, and they're not sure how to cope.
I also got promoted at work, which was a bit of a surprise if I'm honest. They asked me to come along to a meeting and offered me a promotion just like that, which was nice. So more work, more shouting, less sleep.

Short post today, because I need to go drain my lungs again. I should be back to my usual 3/4 a week by the weekend. Here's some funky music to keep you entertained in the mean time: