Of books that lurk in the night and the reprise of the 7" single.

‘Bringing home the Stars’ the book is now all but finished. There’s a little tidying to do, and a little bit at the end, but by and large I’m finally done. Woot! The first 25,000 words should be being emailed to the agent tomorrow after Zoë has penned the synopsis for me. She’s doing this from a rambling voice recording, as I am useless at doing synopses. I rambled instead for ten minutes into a dictophone, and she should sort out the rest by the time I get back from the ‘day’ (night?) job.

After that it’s all hands on deck for the wedding, so don’t expect me to be writing much at all except the blog. After that I really would like a little time off to devote to relaxing as I feel like the last 18 months have been a rollercoaster with no time to myself. I’m planning on getting that Wii cheerleading game completed for a start! Given my workaholic tendancies though, I’m sure that I’ll start work again sooner rather than later. I want to do a re-edit of ‘Orb of Arawaan’ and this should be closely followed by the long awaited part two of the trilogy. I’m one of those authors who does like to vary the genre they write in. So far the list, in order, has been: sc-fi; comedy; sci-fi; fantasy; sci-fi; biopunk/thriller and now sci-fi/horror. I think sci-fi can safely be described as my first love, but I’ve not baulked at trying something a little different.

Today I was on the radio. I did a featured programme playing nothing but 7″ vinyl singles. I just wanted to be a little different. Actually, it worked very well. They’ve got excellent turntables at the radio station, even if they see infrequent use these days. I tried, bar two 7″, to stick to stuff from the last ten years, to prove that 7″ singles never died. My newest were two from 2008 (‘Ghosts’ by Ladytron and ‘Hometown Glory’ by Adele) and if it had hurried up and arrived I would have had an even newer one in the form of ‘The Fear’ by Lily Allen, but alas it remains lost in the sorting system. I covered every year from 2000 to 2008, as well as Blur’s ‘Beetlebum’ from 1997.