One of the things I’ve been meaning to do with this blog is write more reviews. I’ve read a handful of great books over the last few years, all of which deserved to have some written in their praise, but I typically ended up leaving it too late; to the point where all I could really recall was “Oh, I really liked that book!” In an effort to avoid making that same mistake this year, here’s a few words about a book I finished the other day.
“Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough.”
— Mark Twain
The problem with Words is that Other People read them.
And Other People won’t always know what you meant when you used those Words.
So they’ll attach their Own Meanings to those Words.
Which is Fine.
Most of the time …
Except that Some Of The Time you end up spending So Much Time talking about whether you were Right to use those Words or Not that you Forget about Whatever it was that those Words were supposed to Mean in the first place.
This wordvomit was mostly inspired by this tweet and the discussion that came before, during and after it.
One of my unplanned goals for last year was to sort out my writing habit: to get the point where I was writing regularly and, most importantly, making time to do that writing. Going into this year I made the very conscious decision to develop a structured workflow and apply that to my writing projects.
A quick update on my writing efforts for the last month of 2014.
This year I’m planning to up my blogging game (and I’m dragging a few friends along too). To help me in this endeavour I’m attempting to take a slightly more organised approach with my blog and I figured it might be useful to share what I’m doing.
I’ve been slack at providing the promised updates on my writing activities. Fortunately, my negligence means that I can wrap up my last three months’ of updates in a neat, tidy, ‘Spring’ brand package. It’s almost as if I had planned it all along …
“My own experience has been that the tools I need for my trade are paper, tobacco, food, and a little whisky.”
– William Faulkner
In a Doctor Who finale full of shocks and surprises, one of the most brutal was the callous despatching of stand-in fangirl Osgood. The horror, the horror! Was it really worth it?
This week’s episode seems to have gone down a storm with fans (at least the ones I know) … but I’m convinced we’ve only been given half the story.