When people meet me and ask what I do, I look around for Tom or Josiah to explain, "He’s a writer – he writes novels and things and does other jobs in order to support writing." It’s good to hear it from them; it reassures me, and I don’t really trust it when I say it myself.
That’s one reason I like my friends.
But really, I’m not being a very good writer just at the moment. About a month ago, my period of working 10 hours a day finished, leaving me with (reasonably) spare time virtually every day – perfect for a writer, surely? But no, not really. I write best first thing in the morning, which, ironically, is the only set period of work I have (7-10am, handing out my Metros), and, having been over-employed for a while, my time-management skills are very poor. I could easily be writing 2000 words a day, but I’m not, and I’m frustrated. GRRRRRRRRR!!!
So anyway, I thought you might like to know the stories I’ve been working on in the last two weeks:
Back To Eden [two boys discover the Garden during their gap year]
In Search Of A Lock [a guy has a key and wonders what to do with it]
A Perfect Son [a Jewish boy has autism but no accompanying disabilities]
In The Abyss And Above [a father & son escape from the Abyss their people live in]
The Man Who Sold Shares In Himself [self-explanatory]
Quite a few! I tend to flick between things, you see – that may be another reason that I can’t seem to build up much momentum …