Thursday, 29 September 2011

Mslexia or Kindle?

Arggh! Decided not to enter the Mslexia competition at a hefty £25 entry fee. The judges, including Sarah Waters and Jenni Murray are not going to go for near future sci-fi. So I'll put the money towards a Kindle.

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Richard Dawkins

RD gave a talk on his new book, The Magic of Reality last night. Well attended and informative from a man I've much admired for his crusade against creationism. Coming from a long line of unquestioning and frankly not too bright religious people, who are unable to grasp the concept of logic, let alone apply it, I look to the likes of RD and breath a sigh of relief that the truth really is out there.

Friday, 9 September 2011

A trip away?

Waiting to hear if Scotland is going to come off. It's going to be so much harder to focus on the novel without that isolation and peace. Clearing the decks will help, but I've got to find the motivation somewhere.

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Imagine there's a future competition

Just learned I got 2nd prize for my short story - The Wave in the Exeter University short story competition. So pleased my fourth short story ever did so well. More? Puhlease - I've the novels to work on!