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Very tired yesterday. My eyes felt swollen in their sockets and I was unable to concentrate much for the early part of the day. I thought a good coffee would sort me out, but that just gave me a headache.
Although I got a great sleep on Sunday night and was up at a decent time in the morning, it’s probably got something to do with the lateness of my head going down at night. I tend to read a lot in bed or watch Family Guy or paranormal podcasts before putting out the light.
Paranormal podcasts are a great source for ideas and research. When I first hit upon the idea of trawling through podcasts for paranormal related shows, I discovered a wealth of information—too much as it turned out. Much of it is totally useless, but there are a couple of shows worth a listen and one in particular, a video podcast, that is superb for idea generation and general absorbing of oneself into the mindset: The Paranormal Report with Jim Harold and Clayton Morris.
The show is friendly, fair, and unbiased in its approach, Jim and Clayton don’t seem to get bogged down with ridiculous conspiracy theories because they genuinely seem to want to get at the truth (as well as make a living from it), which is why, I guess, they remain so open to the ideas and evidence they put out. And apart from anything else, it’s good entertainment on a subject not really given that much coverage on the telly.
It’s all about idea generation just now though, because now that BACCARA BURNING is almost complete and about to go to the publisher, I’ve no immediate plans to write any further paranormal adventures in the short term. I’ve got too many crime thrillers to get through before I can turn my attention back to it, but it’s good to stay in the zone.
I’ve got a very busy week ahead, both on the writing front and the Christmas side of things. I’ve got FOUR nights out, two of which are on the same night. Obviously they will drastically shorten my workability in the evenings, so I shall have to make the best of the mornings I have available.
I must also finish the polish up of SLICK and prepare it for ebook distribution in the various formats, which in turn shall also mean gearing up the marketing and promotion as the launch day approaches.
There’s DIY work to be done, and I have to finish my gift shopping and card writing. Basically, it’s all go at the moment. The Christmas holidays cannot come quick enough this year. It’s been hectic since January and I think I’ll have deserved this one by the time it arrives. My last day at the day job is next Thursday 22nd, which also coincides with a Mogwai gig at the Glasgow Barrowlandl; a perfect end to the working year.
Yup! I’ve moved straight onto work with the next collection of poetry. This one shall be entirely self-published (not that I’m assuming LIVING LEITH will get picked up), which is all fine but it has significantly more poems involved with it than Leith. We’re talking approximately an extra 40 poems, which means more editing and more headaches with the layout. I’m aiming for a spring release on this one with the coffee shop book coming out nearer the summer.
That’s all then for today, except to remind you of the fabulous deal I have running just now, the 3 Ebook Deal—it’s an absolute steal!
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Peace and out!