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I actually WROTE last night


My cool wife bough this for me one christmas. Now it’s finally getting used.

I’ve set myself a daily 1000 word target. Every night so far I have hit or exceeded that, with the result that I’m ahead.


Gnippah – Two Pistol Pariah’s battlemouse. Trust me, these buggers don’t eat cheese.

The book that I’m writing will hopefully be a 75,000 word children’s novel and will tell the adventures of the airship Merry Sue and her crew – the one-eyed gnome bounty hunter Two Pistols Pariah, Stokes, the peg-legged enginair, Whipsaw, the wingless Tree Fairy and Jiggledash the cabin boy – as they ply their trade trough the Misterbee Forest.

Last night I took a break from the computer and actually wrote. In a leather-bound notebook no less. In pencil. And I have to admit that it made a lovely change. I was nowhere near as fast at handwriting as I was typing, but it was great to write the old-fashioned way.

I also did some sketches as to what sort of illustrations I want in my book, something that – whilst absolutely dire – would at least give a clear direction to the artist(s) who finally illustrates it.

All in all, even though I didn’t hit target, I still managed to be very productive indeed.

About mattsylvester

Father of two beautiful daughters and married to the beautiful Karen, Matthew has been reading and writing fantasy and science fiction since he first read the Hobbit at the age of 7.


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