I have to go back to work tomorrow, after a full 12 days off. That’s 12 whole days where I have not written a word of any of my 12 books. How apt.
There may come a time (I’m guessing Sunday) that I feel guilty as hell for such negligence, but right now I’m confident it was The Right Thing To Do – for my sanity and for the sake of the project. Plus:
LOOK HOW MANY BOOKS I READ IN THAT TIME!!
Admittedly four are aimed at young children, which I am not, and are very short. Also I actually started One Good Turn quite some time ago, so technically only read half of it during the 12 day period… but the thought of having had the time to read six books makes me happy.
Now I must get back into the habit of writing them.
You may remember that the fast approaching month of August is dedicated to sci-fi, for which I have a concept that is actually rather dark, but potentially a bit good. As ever I have yet to name any of the characters, and if you have any suggestions for classics of the genre I should have a look at please leave a comment (either containing a title or cliff notes on the text) below.
July 25, 2011 at 8:37 pm
Although having said that, I have had a fair few suggestions already… Lizzie recommended John Wyndham – Day of the Triffids and The Midwich Cuckoos; Bob suggested Kurt Vonnegut – The Sirens of Titan; whilst Kayleigh said Richard Mattherson – I am legend, John Christopher – The death of grass, Walter M Millar – Cantical for Lebowitz, Kurt Vonnegut – Cats Cradle and George R. Stewart – The Earth Abides.
July 25, 2011 at 10:16 pm
Neuromancer – William Gibson, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? – Philip K. Dick. Ray Bradbury is a great sci-fi writer too. Mike and Gaby’s Space Gospel – Ken Russell (a very strange tale of how aliens created the human race and religion). Hope that helps.
July 25, 2011 at 10:29 pm
Brilliant, I think there are copies of some of those in my folks’ house and I am conveniently visiting them next weekend… thank you!