Tag Archives: NaNoWriMo

No-Go-November

Image: Rob Bell As Scotland shivers awaiting the arrival of snow this weekend, the first time it will have snowed (if it happens) before Christmas in something like 30 years, Edinburgh Council has lived up to its reputation of Idiot … Continue reading

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The 11th Beaujolais Breakfast Day

Image: remeut.com By the time you read this I’ll already be at the 11th annual Beaujolais Breakfast at Musselborough’s Staggs Pub, in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care. By now, I’ll have had my full Scottish fry-up and will be … Continue reading

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Restarting The Race

Image: tableatny I’ve written a grand total of 8,862 words of NaNoWriMo so far this month. The aim is to reach 50,000 words by the 30th. Now that I have a clean run with nothing standing in my way (except … Continue reading

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It’s Tough Being Me

Image: Me I’m not sure where to start this blog entry. Last week was one of the oddest, most fascinating, yet deeply disturbing weeks of my life. I’d been looking forward to receiving me citation for jury duty since I … Continue reading

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The Coffee Shop Jinx

Image: Sustainable Sushi Hellish Sunday, simply hellish. To kick things off I was totally bemused as to the correct time when I rolled over and saw it was almost 9:30am. Assuming I’d slept in but unable to figure out why … Continue reading

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After An 8-Hour Sleep

Image: Looney Tunes At last it’s Saturday. It’s reasonably early, I’ve already eaten, and am now contemplating the ritual that is the shaving of my head. The day ahead lies misty and unknown in my mind, but outside it’s fresh, … Continue reading

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TFI Friday

Image: Ginger TV Productions/SMG Look who’s the headline story in today’s issue of The ShjIBF Daily, The Sharjah International Book Fair’s daily online newspaper. I may not have been able to make it out to the UAE for the book … Continue reading

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A Lot Is Going On

Image: Unicorn Centre I meant to blog over the weekend but it just didn’t happen. Honest guv, I had the best of intentions but got caught up in too much other stuff to squeeze it in. I’m finding my weekends … Continue reading

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One Complete Manuscript

Image: Ranse Parker Over the past few days I imposed internet silence on my activities in order to focus on one important task: completing the manuscript of GREENER IS THE GRASS. And last night, I finished it. It’s a crashing … Continue reading

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Ploughing Forward

Image: Dwight Sipler If I said to you the words “Bunny Chow” and “Durban Curry” would anyone know what I mean? I wouldn’t have until yesterday afternoon, when I discovered that Bunny Chow and Durban Curry is actually a food; … Continue reading

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