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Planning and Passing

I have been tackling my editing duties with a determination of purpose rarely seen round my way. As I planned to have writing done by the end of December, I now have editing targeted for the close of play this weekend. Assuming all goes well with the publishers, we might have a green light for…
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January 18, 2011 1

Reasonable Resolution

The new year swings around and I had a wee dram o’ whiskey, so no need to worry about a hangover or anything this morning. Mind, a week off work has gone me out of my routine, which likely won’t make this week any easier. I’m relieved I managed to meet my deadline of a…
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January 1, 2011 0

Beggars – Day Fifteen

If I consider my working velocity as 1,400 words a day, it might work. In 10 days time, I’ll have 17,800 words done – and I’m thinking that’ll hit the mark as a ‘shitty’ first draft. I had high hopes two weeks ago. Two weeks later, my velocity has slipped from a less than ideal…
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December 20, 2010 0

Beggars – Day Eight

I gritted my teeth for much of the weekend, as despite the best of plans I failed to write a single letter for my game supplement. Of course, I didn’t waste the time either. I did a lot of family-related stuff, like helping with the Christmas Tree (hefting the box from the attic and unpacking/hanging…
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December 13, 2010 0

Beggars – Day One

I aimed to write a lot about beggars this weekend for Maelstrom. I managed a little, but not a lot. I started with slightly over a thousands words already written – and got up early on Saturday to get house stuff and chores out of the way. I did the same on Sunday, squeezing in…
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December 6, 2010 0

Conventionally Done

I attended the Kensington-based Dragonmeet convention at the weekend. I’m verging on being a regular, having attended for the last four years, but never been before as the guest of anyone. On this occasion, I attended as a guest of Arion Games owner Graham Bottley. Mind, I would not get to sit around and freeload……
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November 29, 2010 0

Book Piles and Gumshoes

I have been reading like a demon of late. In the last couple of weeks I have finished reading three books – Life in a Medieval Village, FlashForward and The Esoterrorists. Admittedly, I had reached the halfway point in one and another amounted to only 88 pages; but, I’m impressed even if no one else…
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August 21, 2010 0

Backswords & Bucklers

I spent some time with people on stalls chatting, either seeking answers to specific questions – like when the next supplement for Doctor Who might be expected from the folks at the Cubicle 7 stand – or more general chat. I had one such brief chat with Chris Cale at the Tied to a Kite…
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June 8, 2010 0

Beggars Can’t Be Choosers

An adventure ‘snippet’ for Maelstrom RPG. Synopsis: Beggars find something of value, but need to get back to civilisation to make anything from it. Adventure Outline: The characters go scavenging in the fields around the city, wandering the paths and lanes in search of anything valuable. In tough times, you have to be prepared to…
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February 7, 2010 1

2009

The house is quiet, except for the scuffling of various small animals in the dining room and the vague nattering of the boys in their bedroom. New Year was 40 minutes ago, and I’ve done most of the washing up. We spent the evening with friends nibbling on a buffet of snacks, and played a…
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January 1, 2009 0