Archive for November, 2012


In honour of nothing in particular…or perhaps in honour of typing on a tablet PC in a bus, I give to you the top 10 things hat are easier in 5-inch heels…

 

  1. Typing on a tablet PC* in the bus (currently wishing for 5-inch heels…this will fade when I stand up)
  2. Acquiring Blisters
  3. Being taller
  4. Falling over
  5. Scraping your knees under any kind of table or desk
  6. Having knees too high to actually fit under any kind of table or desk
  7. Preventing your jeans from scuffing on the ground
  8. Working out your calves
  9. Dressing up as a pantomime giraffe
  10. Understanding how bloody hard it is to walk in 5-inch heels

Athankyou.

— IEK

 

* Yes, the iPad is also a personal computer, so ner!**

** Yes, I am12

So the barista class I did last night was completely ace. I learned about coffee (who knew it wasn’t actually a bean!?!), I learned how to make a good coffee in a variety of (for me at least) redundant fashions (who needs more than a flat white?) and I drunk enough of the coffee I made to keep me awake until around 01:45am. I tried to write, but my brain was fuzzy and scatty which meant that my attention span was non-existent.

WOW. Coffee hasn’t affected me like that since highschool. I suppose that’s what tasting everything you make and drinking the odd  whole cup will do to you. *twitch*

Worked a little on my steampunk WIP tonight, but ran out of awake. Not sure if I have the MC’s name right, but of course it won’t matter until I finish Bifrost & actually seriously start that book.

— IEK

Oh yes – I have an ending!

I was more than once told during many, many writing courses and sessions with published authors that in order to write a great book, you need to start with a great ending. Once you have a great ending, a great book is easy to write.

I really hope this is on the money because literally as of last week, I have what I consider to be a great ending to Bifrost.

I have already written much of the beginning and middle, though there is some serious fleshing out to do before I can really pretend like it’s a novel. So far it’s a large number of scene synopses and a medium-sized number of actual scenes.

Anyway, it’s beginning to take serious shape on my Motorola Xoom, my PC, my Galaxy S II – wherever I can write (thank you, Evernote).

Yes, I am 100% Apple-free and loving it. That said, I do rate Scrivener VERY highly also and it started as Mac software, so I can admit good things have come from the house of Mac.

And no – I have no sponsorship from anyone, I just like to link stuff I like.

Anywho…I’m off to nurse a little finger I dropped a very heavy disk storage array on today and play me some serious computer games with my other fingers (it is Monday night afterall).

— IEK

It’s November which means I should have what?…10,000 words of a novel already written? I so don’t.

You see I’ve been spending all of my spare time on this new website. No – THIS new website, not some other…OK never mind.

So Novel Writing month is officially rogered as I have written exactly 0 words so far and I should be 1/3 of the way to Vanity Fair by now. In other news, I updated the site to make the links look a tiny bit less like daemon spew, removed a few superfluous sidebar sections and the entire superfluous footer section.

I also added Megan Whitmer’s blog to the links because, well ever since I found her and her #WriteClub (@FridayNightWrites) on Twitter I have had a whole new energy for writing and getting this website back up.

So thanks, Megan – you rock.

Now everyone should go and check out her blog.

There will of course be more links, but I’m too tired to hold my finger down on URLs and copy them right now. In fact I have to put this bloody Xoom away and go to sleep.

— IEK.

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