Monday, 16 March 2015

This week: 15/3/15

  • Greatly tempted by a signed copy of Kazuo Ishiguro’s Buried Giant but left it for someone else in the end. The e-book is next on my reading list. 
  • Stagnated a bit on some editing of The American Dream, but to make up for it, I’ve been getting to grips with the e-book conversion process, making a mock-up of my book cover idea, and getting professional help sorted out! 
  • Saw Roy Williams’ Antigone at Stratford east on Tuesday night. Loved the urban grunge theme. Take away message: you can be powerful, but if you break the laws of human nature, you will pay. Wish it were true, but suspect people’s perception of the laws of human nature is socially mediated anyway. 
  • Went swimming and wished I’d been more often. Have decided a writer’s life is unnaturally sedentary. A natural lifestyle would involve hunting and gathering stories all day and telling them round the fire in the evening. 
  • Terry Pratchett died. I believe he was a good person, though I never met him personally. I know he was a great writer. The newspapers are filled with quotes he placed in the mouth of Death. 
  • Spent the weekend in Nottinghamshire for Mother’s Day. Ate too much, drank too much, had fun!

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