Saturday, 11 December 2010

Who Stole Time?

I haven't blogged since Monday, now what's that all about? Oh, and while we're pondering, who stole my week off? Seriously. One minute it was Monday, then I did some twittering and added a few status updates to Facebook, and then it was now. Huh!

Now that, I suppose, is a slight lie. I did complete a 400 word short story (go me!) based on a nursery rhyme (WTF me!). And I did scratch about 3,000 words closer to the end of my book. Someone slap my wrists. I so should have completed more than that. Roll on next week. Back at work and I swear I'll get far more done. Or, I hope I'll get far more done. There's something about being pressured for time that brings out the best in us. Us as in me and you.

On the reading front. I'm reading something I can't talk about (or well maybe I can, but I won't, but it's something I'm stoked about) and then I need to beta read a friend's book (that's my Christmas treat to me), and I have books by Simon Bestwick, Gary McMahon, Jeremy Brooks, Louise Bohmer, Barry Napier, Nate Lambert, Rio Youers, oh and thanks to the postman this morning, Aaron Polson's Loathsome, Dark & Deep. Along with two other books by Aaron hiding on my Kindle, and short story collections featuring Mr McMahon and Mr Bestwick, and other mags/anthologies with friends stories in. Oh good lord, and that's not including all the books in my to read pile by people I don't know.

My new years resolution should be 'I will not buy or download any books until my shelf holds only dust mites'. But we all know, resolutions were made to be broken.

12 comments:

Aaron Polson said...

We need an e-reader which can read books for us and plant them directly in our brains.

Well...maybe not. Just a thought.

Andrea Allison said...

Tell me about it. The month's going by too fast.

Michael Stone said...

I haven't read anything for a couple of weeks and that annoys me, what with my tbr pile growing ever higher.

But if the "something I can't talk about (or well maybe I can, but I won't, but it's something I'm stoked about)" is what I think it is, then you can. Talk about it, that is. If it's not what I think it is then I don't know if you can. Okay? Just so we're clear. :)

Natalie L. Sin said...

It's quicker not to make the resolutions at all ; )

Cate Gardner said...

Actually, I believe the Kindle will read the book to you if you're too tired to read, Aaron. Haven't tried the feature myself.

True, Andrea

Good to know, Mike ;)

Ha, Natalie.

K.C. Shaw said...

I think for every book I read off my pile, I buy two more (or three). I just figure I can't die until I read them all, so at this rate I'll live forever.

Cate Gardner said...

I'm liking the plan, Kate

Danielle Ferries said...

It's amazing how much work one can get done on limited time :) I get more writing done in my lunch break than I do at home at night.

Barry Napier said...

(looks at watch). I'm waiting for the post wherein you announce that your 400 word story has been accepted somewhere awesome.

Rabid Fox said...

I think Natalie might be on to something. Maybe my resolution this year should be no new resolutions.

Cate Gardner said...

Too true, Danielle.

Barry, remember to eat, drink and sleep while you're waiting, it could take some time.

But surely that would be you making a resolution, Gef.

Katey said...

I need to make a similar resolution, because daaaaamn dude. You'd think I never read, yet I'm reading constantly! Argh!