Tuesday, October 30, 2007

I'm not dead! \o/

Instead I am incredibly busy with no rest in the foreseeable future. Don't you hate it when real life gets in the way of other, more appealing things? Between work, getting fit at the gym (which is working, huzzah!), climbing and trying to have some kind of social life, I have virtually no time left for other things I'd like to do, like browse certain websites, get outside more, and writing. Such is the way of life.

I've been getting involved with a website and e-zine called 'Locution', which can be found here: http://www.locution-zine.com/forums/index.php . Good people and very good writers, they've inspired me to try getting back into scribbling things, which I used to enjoy. I'm not very used to writing straight on to a computer though - sounds odd but it's hard for me to think properly when faced with a blank Word document compared to a blank piece of paper I can soon make marks on with a pen. Funny how that works. I'm trying hard to write a short story for this competition ( http://forums.megatokyo.com/index.php?showtopic=1726987&st=0), but I'm already into the extended deadline with no real ideas and certainly nothing resembling a finished piece.

My new plan is to spend two hours a week while I'm at home browsing the internets, so I can catch up with those sites I've been neglecting. I have shiny new Ubuntu dual-booting goodness on my laptop, which I've not been spending nearly enough time loving, and it'll enable me to go to sites I can't see at work. I will catch up with my internet friends!

So anyway, how are you? Regale me with tales of passion and horror, because vicarious living is the way to go~

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