Work, work, work

I recently read Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix, who is now officially my new favourite writer and one of the many great things about this shamefully short novel was how he had incorporated one of the most notorious evil slogans in human history into his story. The slogan was Work shall set you free and I don’t need to tell you why it’s as notorious as it is. Continue reading Work, work, work

A Profound Look Back at the Week: March 29-April 4

When we packed up to come to the country I looked forward to two weeks of fresh-air, close-to-nature bliss. Could I have been any more wrong? Possibly, if we had two cats instead of one. Continue reading A Profound Look Back at the Week: March 29-April 4

A Profound Look Back at the Week: March 22-28

We can’t catch a break, can we? Pandemics, economic tremors and now a stuck container ship. But I have to admit I found this latest crisis amusing. That’s the kind of person the pandemic’s made me. Continue reading A Profound Look Back at the Week: March 22-28

One-Style-Fits-All: The Worst Advice Ever

I sent a query the other day and got quickly rejected because the size of my book exceeded their maximum. In addition to this perfectly sense-making reason I also got a list of writing tips to improve my writing. It made me feel extremely bad for about a second. Continue reading One-Style-Fits-All: The Worst Advice Ever

A Profound Look Back at the Week: March 15-21

Spring is upon us is so is snow because that’s the kind of world we live now — there are no rules but there’s a grand solar minimum in progress, apparently, so I don’t know how things are going to look in a decade or two. Well, I do have an idea but I want it to be a surprise. Continue reading A Profound Look Back at the Week: March 15-21

A Profound Look Back at the Week: March 8-14

We survived another week and that’s good news, I suppose, although I have to say I’m not too sure this particular week. Continue reading A Profound Look Back at the Week: March 8-14

A Profound Look at Two Weeks: February 22 – March 7

You know how the less you feel like working the more work the universe throws your way? I’m having this kind of time right now so I neglected my blogging duties last week. This week, self-loathing and careful planning finally did their job so here I am. Of course, I forgot the blog notes I made in the city when we left for the country but who cares. Continue reading A Profound Look at Two Weeks: February 22 – March 7

A Profound Look Back at the Week: February 15-21

It has been a week of all sorts of calamities in the latest proof yet that 2021 is not joking and will do its best to outperform 2020. I don’t know about you but I find that thought extremely energising and motivating. You never know how much time you’ve got and all that. Continue reading A Profound Look Back at the Week: February 15-21

A Profound Look Back at the Week: February 8-14

It has been another relatively uneventful week and I am extremely pleased to say this. Uneventful is good. Of course, there’s no such thing as all good, so this uneventfulness has made it a bit harder for me to pick what to write about in this round-up of weekly profundities but I’m not complaining. There’s always something profound happening if you look hard enough. Continue reading A Profound Look Back at the Week: February 8-14

A Profound Look Back at the Week: February 1-7

The first week of an unusually neat month (starts Monday, end Sunday) was not particularly eventful but it ended with a supernice trip out of town, so I’m having another PLBW in pictures. Continue reading A Profound Look Back at the Week: February 1-7