Man vs Bookshelf: Six Years

This entry is part 14 of 48 in the series Man vs Bookshelf

After last weeks disappointment with ‘Silence’, I needed this week’s book to provide a lift. I needed something fun, funny, fast-paced and exciting. In short, I needed Harlen Coben. Harlan Coben and Me In a move that Harlan himself described as “Christmas come early” I mentioned Coben in one of my previous blogs. It was Read more about Man vs Bookshelf: Six Years[…]

National Novel Writing Month Days 20-23

This entry is part 7 of 9 in the series National Novel Writing Month 2017

DAY TWENTY Written 21/11/2017 for 20/11/2017 My 10,000-word day got me into a better position than I had thought. But you already knew that, didn’t you? Didn’t you? Anyway, it turned out I only needed to write 2,700 words to stay on target for finishing at the end of the month, so I aimed for Read more about National Novel Writing Month Days 20-23[…]

National Novel Writing Month? Completed it. (days 16-18)

This entry is part 5 of 9 in the series National Novel Writing Month 2017

DAY SIXTEEN Written 17/11/2017 for 16/11/2017 After a zero-day, you have to rally. It’s not enough to look back and say you’ve done loads recently, so it’s okay. Or even to say that you’re well over target, so it doesn’t matter. It’s a psychological thing. Two bad days in a row and you start to Read more about National Novel Writing Month? Completed it. (days 16-18)[…]

Man vs Bookshelf: Grandpa’s Great Escape

This entry is part 7 of 48 in the series Man vs Bookshelf

After struggling to get through Good Omens in the allotted time, I wanted to dive into a quick read. I choose Grandpa’s Great Escape. It may look beefy, and weigh in at over 450 pages, but don’t let that fool you. It is, after all, a kiddies book, and thus utilises BIG words and plenty Read more about Man vs Bookshelf: Grandpa’s Great Escape[…]

National Novel Writing Month: Days 1-5

This entry is part 2 of 9 in the series National Novel Writing Month 2017

DAY ONE Written: 02/11/2017 for: 01/11/2017 When getting into a new task or challenge, there’s nothing more important than getting off to a good start. I said as much in Man vs Bookshelf. In fact, it was the reason I changed my mind about the book I was starting with at the last moment; to Read more about National Novel Writing Month: Days 1-5[…]

What a week (for writing)

Like the rest of you, I hate Monday mornings.   Also, like the rest of you, I knew that. As Monday rolled around (again) I had to drag myself out of bed and head to work because bills or something.   But that, I’m afraid, is where the similarities between you and me end. Because, Read more about What a week (for writing)[…]