Revenge of the Melon Head
Gosh, been a while since a proper update, but hey, I’ve been busy. I’ve had wisdom teeth extracted, which was all rather ghastly and left me with a giant head and a bit of a Hunchback of Notre Dame (in the style of Charles Laughton) drool going on, but hey ho! Not like I had to go to a wedding or anything…Oh right. Well it was a beautiful wedding, very loved up (I was on drugs, so I might have been a little Woodstock about the whole thing). But yes, from my addled and unnaturally sober perspective it was one of the nicest weddings I’ve been to. The masked ball in the evening was also lovely, though I spent much of it feeling like hammered shit. I did look good though, (style over substance every time), having at the last minute dashed off to the RSC with my partner in crime to blag some costume. I found a frock that was made for the surprisingly petite, Dame Judy Dench. FTW! I initially went for a rather sexeh doublet and hose affair, but his knibbs asked if I’d wear a frock, like a real girl for once. Kinda glad I did but *if* I’d have gone for the doublet and hose (of which there were many fantastic examples) I could have at least pretended to be in Assassin’s Creed. You think me a nerd, sirrah? Well I wasn’t the only one and someone else was rocking that 16th century, swashy buckley look, and no, not in some cheap, joke shop Enzio cossie. My partner in crime happened to be guided towards the regency outfits *cough* Darcy. He was clearly born to wear that kit, ‘nuff said.
Words wise, I’m as close as I have ever been to getting The Red Knight published. I’m therefore working very hard to try to get an agent. It’s all very daunting, I feel like a chicken in a minefield. But I’ve started the second novel in the series…twice. I do have a chapter outline that I really like, but I haven’t got deep in yet. Probably due to having a head like a melon and not sleeping well for the past couple of weeks.
I also have an ache to write a Verne/Conrad inspired novel. It’s taking shape in the danger room part of mi brain. I like the world, and I’m getting my head around the tech. S’all very exciting. Lots of people are doing NaNoWriMo, at the …mo. More power to them I say. It’s odd, it’s not something that appeals, I’m sort of always writing anyway, so it feels a bit redundant (for me), but if it gets more people reading and writing, so much the better.