Monday, 27 April 2009


I have a new story published on the very excellent Dogmatika website, which I am very excited about. I've only ever read really good stuff on Dogmatika, so having one of my stories accepted there is a really encouraging thing for me.
Please go and read Stone at

In other news: I was lifting a really heavy bag of compost stuff and as I was walking along with it; shit! I did my back in. Pain.
I'm reading the manuscript of a novel written by my school mate John Tyson. So far, so good. Got to finish reading it by Wednesday, because if I do I get a dedication. :D

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Arcade Robot

My latest Rave image has not worked out very well. I got this far and I think I might have now given up on it. It probably needs a total redraw, and I'd rather get on with some writing to be honest.
I'm working only on my novel at the moment; no short stories. But one I wrote before will apparently be featured on a great ezine soon; more on than later.
I'm worried about my onions. They look sad and droopy.
But my pot marigolds, nasturtiums, butternut sqaush, echinacea and camomile are going great guns, loving all this sunshine.

Monday, 13 April 2009

Let's Buy Happiness

I've been away for a week doing other people's DIY. Doing other people's DIY is much more fun than doing your own DIY.

Neon colours and electronic music have very much been destracting me lately. I downloaded Oi Oi Oi, a Boys Noize album, then I borrowed Homework by Daft Punk from the DIY people. This journal is named after a Boys Noize song; so is this drawing I made yesterday. I've not done any digital colouring in such a long time. It was fun, but now my hand hurts like hell.

I'm loosing patience now. The day is sunny and bright. I have so much to do, yet I waste time here. My marigolds are being eaten by an unknown source. Mr Kite's peas are getting eaten by a known source: slugs.