Saturday, 1 December 2007

Bad blogger!

I believe that a successful blog should be regular and frequent. Sounds too much like an 'All Bran' approach to me, but there you go. Real life has kept me away from posting here, not least putting the final touches to an anthology of writings that I have been editing (and to which I contributed – hey, it’s a perk of the job).

This superb collection of writings [coughs modestly] is called First Class: Early Works of the Nearly Famous – Orchid Station. It gathers together work produced by some of the students who took the Open University’s Creative Writing course in 2006. To those who weren’t included, I can only say it was down to space and not talent. The book is now available on Amazon.

I have also been working on my novel. This is a work in not much progress at the moment, although (fingers crossed, touch wood, etc etc) more time should now be available to sit with Charlie and find out what happened to her after the cold, early months of 1942.

The more observant amongst you may also have noticed that the list of books I have read since starting the blog has disappeared. In fact, it has moved to a blog of its own called grumbooks. Not only was it making the page impossibly long, but I thought it might be illuminating (for me if no one else) to make some notes on each book as I finished it. Not necessarily reviews, but comments, observations, and musings prompted by the comment.

That will leave this blog free for… well… other stuff.


Lane said...

Nice to see you back. The anthology sounds interesting and love the title.
Looking forward to a read of grumbooks. I love book blogs.

(and infrequent and interesting is much better than the All Bran approach. We all know what happens when too much All Bran is consumed:-)

Graeme K Talboys said...

Ah, thanks. I feel like I've been fighting my way out from under a great pile (ooh, perhaps not a good image to develop in the same post as All Bran). Doggy Memes have kept a smile on my face.

KeVin K. said...

Always interested in what you have to write. Believe me, the volume approach has a negative effect on quality. The goal in persevering is to develop the ability to produce quality in quantity. (I suppose the danger of having one's standards of quality degrade to meet the demands of quantity would give most writers pause, but I am joyously free of any standards whatsoever.)

Cathy said...

Mine is on order!

Graeme K Talboys said...

Ooooh. Wow. Thanks.

Graeme K Talboys said...

Thanks Kevin. For some bizarre reason, your post of 6 December has only just appeared in my system. Still, 5 days is not so bad for electronic communication.