…Authors… the phrase, ‘that’s not my job’, is NOT part of yer lexicon…

Originally posted on Seumas Gallacher:

…no matter how much research yeez employ, it’s unlikely yeez will find records of the likes of Billy Shakespeare, Enid Blyton or Chuck Dickens having to do their own artWURK, or distribution channel placement for their masterpieces… nor the copy-editing, proof-reading or bookstore signings… changed days indeed… the modern wannabe classic scribblers are obliged to have more arrows in the things-yeez-have-to-do-yerselves quiver…

bbbbbb…at the last count, I’ve managed to find an assortment of operational obligations required to get yer books out there… and this holds for whether yeez are an independent self-publishing stoic or shepherded by either/or an Agent (a what thing??) or a real-live Publisher (they do exist)… but this ol’ Jurassic is fortunate (?) in having found a person for each function, viz:

writing the bluudy thing in the first place… er, that’ll be me..

initial editing…. that’s down to, well… me again…

copy-tracking for plot holes……

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Terminator Genisys

I am a huge fan of the first two Terminator movies, I’m not as fond of the third film but I liked the fourth movie a lot. I seem to be in the minority about Terminator: Salvation, and I can understand some of the critism of the movie. I was hopeful if another Terminator film was made then we’d get another film set in the future after Judgement Day had happened. I would have liked to have seen where the battle with the machines went before the humans had them all but beaten and the machines had to send a Terminator back to kill Sarah Connor. Instead we’ve got a film which looks like it goes back to before the first Terminator film took place.

Now, obviousy I haven’t seen the film yet, but this does make me a touch nervous. After watching one of the trailers it looks like they’ve made this film in a way that will allow them to start again from when the film takes place, which looks to be mainly taking place in the 80’s, which was when the original film took place.

I would have loved for them to carry on after Salvation, as I said earlier, but this is the way the movies are going and I really hope they pull it off. I have my reservations though. The RoboCop reboot was good, but it didn’t match up to the original film and I fear this Terminator reboot will be the same. I know the director, Alan Taylor, director Thor: The Dark World and a number of episodes of Game Of Thrones (I know he has done more than that but those are what I know him best for) so I’ve got some hope that it is going to work out well but I still fear that it won’t match up to the first two movies.

I am looking forward to seeing Emilia Clarke as Sarah Connor though. She’s a dead ringer for Linda Hamilton and after seeing Clarke in Game Of Thrones we know she can act.

Despite my reservations I will be in the cinema to see this movie. I hope they can pull it off.

Good, Morning Wednesday

This week I haven’t gotten as much done as I’d have liked. THis is totally my fault as Monday night I got stuck into Football Manager a bit and when I did sit down to get some work done I realised that I needed more information on one of the species that Owen has created. Thankfully though, Owen had on Monday sent me a lot of information on this species that I’ve put straight into the Universe Bible that I am creating. After looking through some of these details though I realised I need to speak to Owen before a part in this chapter is written.

So I’ve bypassed this chapter and moved onto the next one which I think is going to be a lot of fun to write. In the first few words that I wrote during my lunch break yesterday I managed to get some good background details for a couple of our characters down.

Tonight I’m going to get stuck into an ARC of a book once I’ve finished my own writing because I’d like to get it read and my review written before the release date in May.

The reason I didn’t write last night was because I went to see the movie John Wick. If you’re thinking about seeing this movie then please do, it really is a fantastic movie that is quite violent but it has a bit of  a sense of humour to it as well as heart. It also introduces us to a world that I’d like to see more of. Keanu Reeves was fantastic in it as well.

Bring It On, Monday! 

I’ve got a feeling it’s going to be a long day, today. I’ve woken up feeling incredibly tired and I know I’ve got a busy day at work before me as well. I’m also going to be doing some editing work tonight on the chapter I copied over to Project Apollo from an earlier draft.

So a busy Monday ahead, and despite feeling tired and that minor negative feeling that the day will be a long one I’m ready to attack the day head on! Moping around feeling tired etc. is pointless and counter-productive.

Bring it on! 

Today’s Update – 19/4/2015

I had a very productive day today, I’ve added 4580 words to Project Apollo. I said added, and not written because about 1500 of those words were from an earlier draft. I have to go through some of those words that were copied over to the current draft to get it all lined up with the current draft. I don’t think it’ll take too much work, I think it’s just a case of sitting down when I’m fresh. This morning when I was looking at it I had already written 2400 words, so I think I was a little beat, having done that.

So, writing went well, but I got little else done. I spent much of the afternoon playing Football Manager 2015 instead of reading emails and writing blog posts. I know this game is a bit of a distraction but its not been as distracting as I thought it would be.

Back to writing though, I’m expecting a decent weeks work this coming week. I know I’m not on course to hit the 1st of June target, but I think I am catching up. 

Today’s A ‘Get Sh*t Done’ Day

Okay, so having had a couple of days off from the writing I really need to get some words written. Since Thursday when I was out with friends I’ve not written as much as a single word on Project Apollo. I had intentions to write Friday night, but Owen and I had arranged a FaceTime to thrash out a couple of the more minor details of the story and the universe. I know we should have gotten that sorted out sooner, but this is Owen and me.

I think the rest has helped though, I’m up about an hour and a half earlier than I normally would be on a Sunday and have sorted out the animals, had breakfast and have got a cuppa tea. So why am I writing a blog post and not getting stuck into Project Apollo? Well, I’ve found that sometimes writing a blog post is a good way to get my brain going before getting into the fiction, and I haven’t put a post up for a few days :P

That all said, I’m going to get stuck into this story. I’d love to hear how people are getting along with their own projects, so please feel free to comment.

I do have a Facebook page and a Twitter profile, the links are on the right hand side of the screen if you’d like to support me on those platforms.

Have an awesome day everybody :)

Couldn’t Get Going

Tonight has been one of those nights where I wasn’t able to get going until gone 8pm and I never really got into the swing of the writing tonight.

I was typing up a chapter I had already handwritten, but its not as easy as just copying it word for word. I edit it as I go and I only got a couple of hundred words typed up tonight. I can only put it down to fatigue from a busy day at work. I’ve been trying not to let that affect my writing time but it doesn’t always work out that way, and tonight has been one where it hasn’t worked out like that.

I thought to myself before I fired up my Mac that maybe it’s a good night to have a break, but as I’m out tomorrow night and won’t have time to write I thought I’d better get some words cracked out tonight. I should have gone with my gut instinct and had the night off.

So I’m going to log out of here and watch Saw V