Monday, February 07, 2005

First Post

I don't know how successful this is going to be - in terms of my adding content, that is. I write novels, I write and maintain computer software and I run a customer support forum and update a pair of web sites daily, so I don't know how much time I'll have left over to write random thoughts into a blog.

But this blog is about my writing, so I'm going to give it a shot and see what happens.

Yesterday I discovered something like 100 unfinished short stories in my work-in-progress folder. I went through a write-and-submit patch in 2001 and then turned to writing novels, leaving this glob of unpublished work in a forgotten folder. None of it is publishable, and I suppose a it's better to think of it as practice material than wasted effort. Going back to read some of these pieces, I can also see why I didn't finish writing them in the first place ...

Mood: Pensive.
WIP: Editing my second Hal Spacejock novel. Re-plotting.
Music: INXS Shabooh Shabaah. I used to listen to this driving to and from uni back in the 80's . The tracks evoke the rattle of the Renault 12 I was driving back then. Not a lot of power in that car, but one hell of a heater.

Simon Haynes is the author of the Hal Spacejock and Hal Junior series (Amazon / Smashwords / other formats)

1 comment:

Joules *Dances with Haddock* Taylor said...

Welcome to the Blogsphere!... you may find it addictive...