Mayhem

London has, somewhat predictably, gone a bit weirder than usual this week.

You’d be right to guess that there would be a somewhat more visible police presence but there was also an odd quiet around those areas of London not targeted for demonstrations, at least there was this morning. A few less people on the trains as those with the option stayed at home, a few less people milling along Oxford Street having decided that perhaps they could wait a few days. No doubt there has been trouble in the city and there were certainly plenty of people sprawled across Trafalgar Square protesting all sorts of things. For my part I was just relieved not to get caught up in it.

Of course tomorrow I begin project get-in-shape-before-ya-turn-thirty. Or put another way I attempt to return to my old habit of commuting by bicycle. Constant readers (who seem to be dropping in number?) will recall my comedy rides of a few weekends ago. The plan continues, now I have a run of shorter weeks, to build my fitness by cycling two days this week, three next and four the week after. Having packed for tomorrow one thing is certain: I need to cut my gear down.

It’s been a while since I updated on Forever, primarily because progress has been slow. I know, I know: what’s new? To be fair this was because I have been working on getting some more of my inventory of short stories back out and took the opportunity for a wee fine tune on them. That’s done now and so I’m getting back to it.

My first lot research books for the next project have arrived. This will be the first time I’ve tried to take more active control of the kind of weird composting of ideas that leads to a novel length project and it will be interesting to see what happens. I think, given how long Forever is taking, that I will probably work on the first draft of that for NaNoWriMo ’09 but we’ll see. I’m still making progress in general but I have decided to up my wordcount quota again. Fingers crossed.

And now I’m rambling.

In other news I’m looking forward to Eastercon next week and returning to Bradford. I went to university at Bradford and haven’t been back inĀ  about five years, the memory of that night is bit foggy, I mus thave been drinking…. *coughs* We’re also a few weeks away from putting in the new kitchen and there’s a trip back to Wales. Yes: busy.

Generally I like it like that. Digital 101 returns tomorrow…

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