Monday, 17 January 2011

The Littlest Hobo

Time to be moving on...

But not that far, actually. The Liar's Club has moved to a new site with a slightly less fiddly domain name and less eyebleedy text. If it was a pokemon, it would have just evolved into one with like, super electric powers and shit.

So come here to see the new place, it's shiny and smells of raspberries:


Tuesday, 11 January 2011


Just a brief update to say that so far this year, I am more or less behaving myself.

I don't really do New Year's resolutions, but the two words I do have in mind at the moment are EDIT and SUBMIT. Every six to twelve months-ish Marty and I will have what we call a "planning session" down the pub, where we get bits of paper and make lists of what we want to have done by when, and what we need to do to get it done. It's possibly the most informal planning session ever, with plenty of drink, doodling and amusing names for our plans, but I find it very pleasing and we stick our bits of paper up on the box room wall for all to see (us and the cat). Thanks to my aversion to a) editing and b) showing anyone my work, edit and submit were featured very highly on my list this year.

My current schedule is writing in the morning, editing in the evening. As simple as that, but, amazingly, I seem to be making some progress. Stuff that needs tidying up is getting tidier, and the Steampunk story is chuntering along slowly (Dead Zoo Shuffle is briefly on hold while I sort this thing out).

So let's hope I can keep up my slow and steady progress, and 2011 might be the year I let another human soul read one of my books for the first time. Possibly.

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

And more from the Chicken Machine...

In a weird quirk of fate, the episode of Bang Bang It's Reeves and Mortimer I watched tonight features a sketch set in the seaside town I visited as a kid, and the actual Chicken Machine I wrote about in the entry before this one:

(laughingly to Marty) "Hey, that looks exactly like the Chicken Machine I was talking about!"

*spots "Mr T's" sticker and Cheeky Chic picture*

"That is the same bloody one! THE EXACT SAME ONE!"

*camera pans back to show the slots and the road opposite, revealing the second most familiar place in the world to me*


*freaks out*