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I live to write. It's not wise to get in my way.
August 2011: the earlier posts in this blog are a mess, the result of me changing the format some time ago. I'm working to edit the entire blog from the beginning, but with over 4K posts and sodall time for such luxuries it's going to take a while... [02/09/16 - Now reached 09/10/2004][20/03/2019 - giving up. I don't have enough time to update the blog atm, let alone edit old entries!]
If you come across any words you don't recognise in this blog, take a look at the Taylorspeke Glossary in the left-hand infopane, you'll usually find a definition there.
First, a recommendation. Dive over to The Jonathan Day Fiction Site and try some of the stories. I love this author's writing - it's funny, bitingly witty, dryly incisive, chilling, and deliciously subversive by turns. Absolutely well worth a look!
Thursday, January 03, 2008
Apparently my dentist likes a challenge - she seems determined to save the tooth. Sympathised with the fun and games over Yule, but wasn't overly surprised: evidently that sort of infection isn't unusual with a root canal coupled with bone loss. Since the pain and all the swelling has now gone, she hasn't done anything - said to ring them if anything at all happens to worry me and they'll fit me in urgently, otherwise she'll finish the job at my February appointment.
So I suppose I wait and see...
[bemused] Ken handed me a small pile of cash today - along with a royalty statement for H: PC! Apparently we've already sold enough for me to earn a tiny bit of royalties. This is great. Of course, I immediately put it all back into the business (to go towards printing Heart) - but I did keep back £1.99 to buy this mug, which I saw in Wilkinsons and just couldn't resist.
It's my Haadri mug! I have a fridge magnet with this slogan - always been a favourite (though I can't remember if it was Sue or GoodTwin who gave it to me) - but it was the picture that sold me...
Yes, she's sitting in the out-tray under her desk, on a desert island, in shades and bare feet, grinning over a cocktail. How perfect is that? (OK, there's no computer, and she's wearing a dress, but other than that...)
Though it's unlikely I'll be drinking cocktails out of it!
We may be establishing a tradition here. Waaaay back when one of our first non-fic books was published - The Little Book of Scottish Folklore - I saw a cute ceramic haggis (actually a limited edition promotional gimmick for Beneagles Whiskey) in an antique shop and really liked it. It was too expensive to buy at the time, but a few months later the shop closed down and was selling off everything cheaply, so we grabbed it while we could. (Must get a photo...) It's always symbolised the start of the non-fic writing career. While a mug is less decorative, it's certainly more useful!
Kai had a great day with the N sprog - apparently he built a robot that they then used to destroy a positively 'tithian sounding house. But unfortunately these last days of his holiday are being overshadowed by the thought of the week's detention the class is going to be given by the over-reacting history teacher. He's worried that the teacher will be harsh with the class from now on, and history isn't one of his favourite subjects in the first place...
Will have to see what happens and take it from there.
The much-anticipated new season of Torchwood starts on Wednesday 16th of January. YAY!!
In the meantime, I have a new early chapter to write for Heart. Later!