Monday, March 19, 2007

How not to write a book

I have started work on the e-luv sequel and it is, quite frankly, brilliant. Actually, it's currently known as re-luv, which means that Clare Weber won the naming competition from a few weeks ago and I forgot to mention it. Anyway, progress would be a lot quicker if I could avoid the following habits:

* Jumping out of my chair every time I write a line I think is really good and reading it out to whoever is in the room. And then sulking if they don't laugh.

* Taking a break every 5 minutes so I can check the latest football news as well as seeing who has visited this blog.

* Deciding that writing is just too hard and that staring vacantly at the screen is far easier.

* Spending hours compiling music playlists, often around a pointless theme such as "songs by 80s bands with insane haircuts".

* Checking emails every couple of minutes. Despite the fact I know there won't be any, because if there WAS one, I'd already know thanks to the "new mail alert" sound.

Re-luv will probably be in the shops around July 2015.


Anonymous clarew said...

Does that mean that the most beautiful, funny and interesting character (who does nothing embarrassing) is now called Clare?!


7:07 AM  
Blogger Timbo said...

I think I'm going to cry.

9:23 AM  
Blogger Dave said...

Yes, Clare it is true. Although I didn't say anything about doing nothing embarrassing. However, I will accept bribes to ensure that the character only does sensible things.
Timbo, it was for your own good. Think of it as tough love.

8:24 PM  
Blogger Debi said...

Hmmm - a little discipline is called for.

No, not THAT kind.

The only-check-your-blog/emails-as-a-reward-for-writing-x-number-of-words type.

8:28 AM  
Anonymous clarew said...

Yes you did!

"I promise that it'll be a really goodlooking and funny character who will do nothing embarrassing."

9:44 AM  

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