Ziggy Car Rust
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About Me:
I'm putting a toe into the sanguinary pool of crime fiction after finding that horror stuff has lost its thrill.
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Bit early to say, really.
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Dog soldiers, usual suspects, Layer cake, anything with badgers

Done it. Finally.

So there you go. I've wanted to get it done for the past 21 years. I'd take a guess at months and days, but I don't really think it' necessary. I think 21 years spells out just how long I've been putting this off.

I remember when the desire first took hold. It was back in '86 and I was a wee man of nine years old. Overweight (seriously overweight), socially clumsy and with a taste for thrash metal, I picked up a copy of Elf Quest magazine in my local paper shop. I know, I know, fantasy fiction, the red-headed step child of the literary world. Plenty of folks don't like it. I can't say I still have the same passion that I did all those years ago, but hell, it put me on the path to were I am today, so if want to mock, doing when my back's turned.

Anywho, I took that wee magazine back home and became fully absorbed in this fantastic world of elves, trolls and such. About ten minutes after I closed the pages, I picked up a pen and started writing some cheesey fantasy rip-off that I (imaginatively) called Dwarf Quest (you see what I did there?).

Sorry, I'll cut to the chase. Today, at 17:45 (ish) I hammered that charming and delectable little word on my first draught, you know the one? It's spelled END.

I'm stoked. I really am. I know, I know, the chances of actually getting published and that, but I'm not bothered. It's done, finally. Now maybe I can sleep in tomorrow!

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At 1:19am on December 18, 2008, JackBludis said…
Keep those toes dipping.
At 1:33pm on November 28, 2007, Jacqui Horwood said…
saw your name and had to come and say 'hi'!
At 8:30am on November 8, 2007, ruth said…
Love the name - started humming : There's a star man waiting in the... then remembered everyone else has gone to bed, ah well. Portsmouth - is there one in USA? We have a Dallas up here in the Highlands - not quite like it's namesake - only 5 houses, but it has high hopes.

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