Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Yonks too long.

I was trying to get a handle on the plethora of email accounts I seem to have, when I stumbled upon a reference to this blog. It's odd: I'd completely forgotten I had it, but not entirely surprising, considering the last entry was on the 1st Jan 2011. In the ever faster world we live in that's almost a lifetime ago.

So where am I now, I muse. Still, I haven't finished a novel, though I have written a lot more short stories which you can find at Camy's Gaff.

My band, Kamakura, became a five piece. We gigged, on and off, for most of 2012. Then we split. As the 'frontman' - ya, right, snort - I found out how to get over stage fright. Had we been 20 years younger we might well have had a real shot. Sadly, it's too late, which is a bummer, but good to finally come to terms with.

So here's the advice. Youth is everything in our society. If you want to become a 'star' you have to do it NOW and not talk about it for decades. That said, good music is everlasting and the song's the thing.

Buy our album 'Dealing With Liquids' - or have a listen to it - HERE.

 I've now started an ebook creation business. There's a huge difference between an ebook and a well created ebook. The one's I create from writer's manuscripts are the best. I can also help writers with layout and design, as well as helping them with print on demand. If you're a writer and need help then please visit my website at www.JiffJaff.co.uk

That's me; now; in 2013. I've got a head full of songs that I'm going to record and put out solo (or with one other who knows who he is but shall remain nameless). I'm also working on finishing my first long form story.

My more recent blog is Congenerous.

Saturday, 1 January 2011

Happy New Decade

Yep, so here we all are at the start of a brand new and shiny decade. Personally, I can't quite believe the last one's over. Where the fuck did it (whoosh) go? The finitude of the 2000s is shocking. And, naturally, alongside of it all, one gets older too. See? Multiple shocks. Gah!

Nevertheless, enough of the bah humbugs. Happy new year and all that jazz. :)

Monday, 20 December 2010

How many words for snow?

Too damn many, according to Icelanders. And too much snow according to me. Lovely and pretty though it is I wish it would stop.

Thursday, 16 December 2010

16 days post NaNo

I written a new short with the working title of Ceil. It is, of course, not what I should be doing. I should be thinking about Hellion. And I do, and am, but it requires so much umph that I'm not going to start the re-write until after Crimble, and possibly not until 2011 ...

... which is a frightening thought. Another year has shot by. Though as a positive I can say I've 'won' NaNo and that we've recorded an album. Now all I need to do is finish the novel and sell them both .

I don't suppose a managerial type is reading this blog?

On more mundane fronts: B and I have just finished tidying the house for an inspection by the agent. You'd think that provided you pay the rent and don't give them gyp they'd leave you alone. But no! Personally, I think it's a damn nerve and piss poor public relations. Ah well, one day .... ;)

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Firefox 4 Beta

I've just installed the Beta for Firefox 4 - though I'm very late to the party as it's already version 7. Sadly, my most used plugin - download em all - isn't available yet. Otherwise it's way peachy and shiny ... and shiny is just what Emus love.

Now, as it's 3.45ish I bed bound.


Sunday, 5 December 2010

Pondering, yet again

It's sunday morning and I'm about to head off to kip. I spent yesterday thinking about characters, situations, locations and drama ... and how I can simplify what I've got and split the core story into two or, gawd forbid, three.

Logically I must be closer to knowing what to do, but it doesn't seem like it! ;)