The alternative (part one)

I was writing a long and earnest blog post in response to the Booker judge who asserted that, ‘If you look at the trajectory of the average novel writer, there is a learning period, then a period of high achievement, then the talent runs out and in middle age...

The weekend

At work this morning they asked me, ‘What did you do on the weekend?’ and, after the moment it took me to remember back to the time before I turned into the street and then the gate and parked downstairs, I said, ‘I wrote ten thousand words.’...

Drats

With great surprise, I report that chocolate chips do not enhance this rock cake recipe. (And I agree that in 2011, this is less of a blog post and more of a tweet or a facebook status update, but rescuetime has just reported that I’ve spent more than an hour on...

Since you were all so helpful last time

I am going to ask another question. To those of you who get shit done (paintings painted, plays produced, frocks stitched, essays footnoted, gardens sculpted, projects generally conceived of then see through to the end), how do you do it? Because myself, I have:...