Saturday, September 29, 2007

A quiet week

There I was thinking to myself ‘I think I want a quiet week’. So, why is it that when I hibernate the rest of the world goes bonkers? In the week where I didn’t turn my computer on it seems that memes and challenges and online literary magazines have been launched!

So I’ll start with the biggun. If you are a regular here, you will remember that during the summer I risked life and limb to go and take some photos. I was annoyed with the traffic on two counts that day. For a start it made me too scared to cycle and then it kept getting in the way of my photos, but Derec has done a nice crop job on them I thought. So go here to see the first edition of Blag, an online Literary and Arts Magazine. And yes...

too. You’ll find many another blogger there and some pretty good articles too.

I think I’ve already mentioned that Seamus over at Shameless Words has a new collaborative writing project up and running, but there is a new part, so go here to see that.

And then Maht at Moon Topples is doing something called Phoctober. He’s going to take lots of picture posts during October and he has challenged us fellow bloggers to join in too. My camera has been a bit neglected these last few weeks, so I may just chuck it in the bag and have a bit of an attempt... or I might cheat! Is that bad?

Oh and I finally sent Coven of One onto the next leg of its Book Tour. It hasn’t gone too far, just outside of Paris, but it is now with Sam over at Sam’s Spot, so there should be a new review up soonish and then who knows where it will go next.

And then it seems to have been a bit of a slow writing week. I managed a paragraph and a bunch of orange post its. I’ve renamed the main character of the story, very long short story, mmm, whatever it’s going to be and I’ve tried to map out where the story is going to go. The criticism last week was very good so now all I need is some time with it. It’s growing in my head, but it isn’t jumping out onto the page yet.

Oh and the boots have started to come out, just the red and green ones so far, but soon it will be time for heating and the big black jackboots with stripy tights and then the hibernation will start for real. I quite like winter really.

14 comments:

Cailleach said...

Busy bee verilion - I have been meaning to drop by loads of times, but here I am now. Your boots sound cool :)

Marie said...

I know what you mean. I've just been tagged again to do a book meme. I don't mind, I'm looking forward to it.

I love winter. Hibernating is great for writing (and for me, my soul).

Verilion said...

Can I just clarify Cailleach that it's two separate pairs of boots, green desert boots and red boots, although the red ones do have a green lining which I think is kind of cool. Oh and BTW, congrats on the publication of your book.
Hello Marie, ooh a book meme, well I've been persuaded to go out again today! Damn. When's it going to get cold so that nobody wants to go out?

Debi said...

Heh heh. We're going to get up to all kinds of tricks while your back's turned ...

Absolute Vanilla (and Atyllah) said...

Ooh, I must go and check out Phoctober - sounds like fun (and a bit rude...) - and I've got a nice new camera to play with. Goodie!

Another book meme - yeah, I got tagged for that too - best I go and post it before someone else tags me!

Absolute Vanilla (and Atyllah) said...

Oh, and by the way, I've tagged you for that book meme that I got tagged for - share and share alike, I say...

c.s. said...

sounds like things are going on for you with some anticipation.

Wanderlust Scarlett said...

I'll have to go over to Blagger and check it out. Everyone's doing it.

Just did my part of the Shameless story and posted it... tagged Minx, so she's next.

Off to snap photos of fall all over Denver and the mountains here; it's so beautiful.

Boots are a very good thing; you know Jon's list of 5 things what are good? We could make one that was boots all the way down.

Scarlett & Viaggiatore

Minx said...

Don't tag me, don't tag me, no you don't.

Boots? Ah yes, the season of the boot and of course the wearing of the stripy tight (because it should be 'tight' shouldn't it - there is only one?).

Verilion said...

Ah, but I'm back now Debi. Hope you weren't too naughty!
Phocotber does sound a bit rude doesn't it Vanilla! Heehee. Now I have my camera on me, and I took a couple of shots yesterday. Is that cheating do you think? Oh and thanks for the tag ... sigh... I'll get right onto it. Anticipation, I don't know about CS, resignation more like. Scarlett, maybe we could have three pairs of boots and a couple of pairs of sandals.
Minx, sorry can't promise not to tag you, seeing as I don't even know what I've been tagged for yet! And a 'tight', I don't know, strictly speaking it is one item, but it goes over two legs, so if we can get our head around that then maybe tights is logical... Oh look a flock of seagulls.

The Moon Topples said...

Buh dup: Phoctober stuff is posted. It's sort of nebulous, more of a "do what you feeeeeeel" sort of thing, so if you had something in mind, please come by and let me know.

p.s. I still totally read your blog. Please don't take my lack of comments to mean that I don't.

Verilion said...

Me ideas? No, I just liked the idea that it was no pressure and you inspired to put my camera back in my bag. I will try and take a shot every day but I don't know if I will get to post, but that's not the important thing, it's the looking that counts, so thanks. Took some very blurry shots of the lights reflecting on the rainy pavement tonight. Sounds better than the photos are, I forgot that night flash means you have to stand there for a minute, so I kept moving the camera before the shot was done!

The Moon Topples said...

Can't wait to see some of your results. I started taking my camera everywhere a while back, and I'm nearly always glad I have it.

Also, come by and read all about your niceness. 'Cause you've been tagged.

Verilion said...

Again! Oh bloody hell! I can't keep up this week!

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