Attack of the Killer Spam

Posted by Rob on 20th May 2016 in Other Stuff, Writing |

Today appears to be Spam My Blog day. So far I’ve deleted fifty-six spam comments from robots this morning (with more still being posted), which largely want me to know that they are “impsreeped”, that my posts make life “beeaablr”, or that my blog is the ONLY trustworthy source for Brain Bite #18 information. Well, gee, I’m glad! The number of times I’ve gone looking for that is, well…er…

Anyway — in other news, I have a whole novel outline completed now, and am just brushing around the edges, sharpening and correcting what I want it to be. It’s the first time I’ve really approached an outline like this, and I’m really enjoying the process. Outlining seems to be one of those things that is either A) maddening, or B) amazing, depending on whether or not you’ve found an approach to outlining that works for you. I have, at last — and it’s making this all just a fantastic experience. I’ve done outlining in the past, but it’s never gone like this before. And knowing exactly where the story will be going is making me all the more enthusiastic about the whole thing.

I think, within a month or so, I’ll be starting on the actual writing — and I’m feeling slightly impatient to start. But I’m learning to be patient, and to let the outline get stretched and tested, so that I can find more details that I’ll be working with. I don’t doubt that the outline will be cracked by the time I’m done writing, but that’s also something I’m looking forward to.

In other news, I’m also a little past half-way through my piano book, which is great — I breeze through some pages, struggle on others, but enjoy it all the way. I’m getting better at basic things as I go, which is nice, though I’m still a long way short of where I want to be — of course! But I’m inching closer all the time…

I could add more, but I’m not going to! I have other things to do, so I’m going to draw a line under this for now. There’ll be more to come in time, but probably not for a little while–I’m busy, lately!


  • John Wilkins says:

    Sounds like a bit of a pain, the robot thing … I haven’t been bothered for a few years now, since I stopped doing songwriting stuff. Hope they get cheesed off and leave you alone soon!
    Glad your writing is starting to develop into a more serious, and obviously enjoyable, experience.
    The piano can only be a big bonus.
    Best of luck with your endeavours – sounds like you’ve got the bit between your teeth – keep it up, and you will succeed!

  • Mum says:

    Spam ia a real nuisance when it gets to that level. I’ve been lucky so far – fingers crossed that continues.
    An interesting change of approach to the writing, and it sounds like it’s working well. What genre is it this time?
    Good to know that music is a continuing development. Good luck with the next book when you get there!

  • Mum says:

    Blurby so I can click the follow-up box.

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