Saturday, 11 February 2012

Win a Kindle Fire. No, seriously!

So I'm taking part in this crazy fun thing called Win With eBooks. Here's the basic idea: twenty lovely, wonderful ebooks are getting knocked down to 99c from Feb 12th to 15th. If you can provide proof of purchase, or do something else to help us out (reviews, tweets, FB likes - check the Rafflecopter widget thing, either here on on!), you get to enter the giveaway (but you get more of a chance to win if you buy the books). Even if you don't win that lovely Kindle Fire, there are still $200 of Amazon vouchers to be had.


(also very handy if you're British/Australian/Martian and can't get a Kindle Fire in the normal way! Amazon UK/DE/IT/FR/ES purchases will count, BTW, and the books should all be discounted on all Amazon sites to a 99c equivalent)

a Rafflecopter giveaway Disclaimer: Does not apply to paperback edition. Does not apply to parallel world editions. Does not apply if world ends before the completion date of the competition. A Rafflecopter is not a substitute for a fully armed Blackhawk but is nevertheless quite awesome in its own way. Grilled cheese is not, technically a meal. Aliens exist and find you very amusing. This disclaimer is a figment of your imagination.
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Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Progress. Terrifying progress.

Five days off work, five thousand words a day to write, twenty-five thousand word target for the five days... done! Which, I think, leaves me at two fifths of the way through the first draft. Five universes have to be travelled through, and I'm barely on the verge of getting out of the second one.

Meanwhile, the story required a certain amount of unpleasant torture and it ended up disturbing me as I wrote it. Why is it so easy to invent horrible, horrible things? Why is it such a simple process to go one step further into hideousness?

(or am I just a sick puppy?)

Meanwhile, The Last Man on Earth Club will be cheaper soon.




More info as soon as my hideous internet connection allows this blog post writing thing to take less than half an hour each time :-(

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Can't talk. Working!

Five days off work, all in a row! Yippee!

So I'm finally getting some time to work on the new novel. My target is 5,000 words per day - which I managed today even after being sociable with old friends I bumped into (twice!) and spending an hour on a planning session over lunch when I realised I'd used a plot device too early and had to come up with another one.

Image comes from a film demonstrating the Magic
Bullet plugin, which is awesome.
(luckily, plot devices are on sale at all good branches of PC World)

Apologies to the old friends I was sociable with if I seemed preoccupied; I've got worlds to kill. Yay!