Right, so there really isn’t much I can do about it, but that doesn’t stop me feeling guilty as hell and more than a little irritated and twitchy.
Moving house is one thing; it needed to happen, I’m glad its happened and I know I’m going to love where I’m living and who I’m living with. But, since I’m still spread across two houses right now, I haven’t managed to get my computer over here. That means I’m typing this on a laptop – a mac no less; YUK! – and pining for my own machine.
Its funny how much of a security blanket your own computer seems to be. Or my own computer seems to be. I’ve not been so bad without it over the last week, though I am aware that all the fabulous thoughts and plans I had for Clash are slowly slipping out of my grasp. As a result, I think I’m going to use some time to refresh myself as to what I was planning and ensure that its in my head. That way, tomorrow, I can go back to my own place, grab my computer, bring it over here, hook it all up and be away!
Yes… this is the ‘necessary pause.’ And I say necessary, though I should, probably say ‘unavoidable.’ After all, I had to leave the PC in place to ensure I still had net access for other commitments of mine unrelated to writing. Now that has been sorted, however, I have very little excuse left.
I was also thinking, at some point earlier today, that its time to look into cover art for my book. I know I’m pushing ahead of the game here, but Clash is going to end up in print, even though I’m going to do it myself. I think it would be lovely to have some art work that actually linked in to the novel and was made for it. Dunno where I’m going to get that exactly, but I suppose I needs to start thinking about it fairly soon. Oh and I should look at what Scrivenger – or whatever they’re called – actually have to offer.
I know I can make the novel – it will only be a proof copy, but it will be as perfect as I can make it – available on Amazon. Now, Amazon is just a database, I know that. Its not actually a bookshop or anything like that, but people being able to find my work there and my name will be a fabulous start. But if that’s the case and people can buy it for a nominal amount, I still want it to be awesome and beautiful and perfect for you all. That experience will make it all the easier to look at Silk Over Razor Blades in close detail and go on towards finding an agent for that piece of work.
I would say that the search continues, but at the moment it doesn’t. Not at all. The novel is nowhere near ready for that level of scrutiny and my attention is all on Clash right now. Though its nice to remember what I’m actually doing this for, every now and then. The rush and the thrill I get at the idea of putting my work in print.
There. Well I really am just rambling at this point. Time to stop methinks. The more tidying I get done in the study, the easier it will be to move my computer in and get the hell on with work!