What most writers who don’t have it really yearn for is somewhere to work, an office or study. It’s not an imperative – I’ve been writing various things for over a decade without one – but the move to India has finally provided just such a space. I’ve been slow to make use of it, as the last few months have been more about settling in than anything else, but with the launch of 2010 I’ve cleared the clutter and moved in.
It’s a bit daunting, to be honest. Now that I’ve moved in and sat down, with no distractions, and nothing to do but write, I’ve had to really push to get going. I have a little momentum now, and that will hopefully build.
And look, I have somewhere to put post-its! I can’t over-emphasise how fine a thing a post-it is. Just big enough to capture a thought, but it can be chained together to others to make a whole brainstorm. I like post-its.
So, it’s on with the motley. Two timebound projects were waiting for me when I got back from Thailand. The first is a pitch involving a synopsis and some writing samples I need to throw together, and I’m pleased with what I’ve come up with so far. Hopefully, by tomorrow, I’ll have it all together and sent away. When that’s done, pitch number two awaits me, in the form of a short story I really want to write. That too, hopefully, will be done by the end of the week, so I can get into some of those older unfinished projects I mentioned going back to at the start of the year.
While I’m doing that, I’ll send you back to Hiram Grange for company. Hiram Grange and the Twelve Little Hitlers, is now available to UK buyers through Amazon, and picking it up with Super Saver delivery still gives you change of a fiver. Click the image to do just that, and grab Hiram Grange and the Village of the Damned while you’re there. For those of you in other territories, you should now be able to find it at your local Amazon too. You know what you must do….