Thursday, 17 January 2008


I haven’t blogged for some time because I’ve been off work. As most of the stuff I blog about happens at work, I’ve not had anything to add, plus I’ve had terrible headaches which prevented me from going on the computer for long periods. Luckily it wasn’t this Norovirus which has been sweeping the country. I saw the one news item which said how many millions were off last Wednesday with the bug, but nobody knows if it was all genuine, or if half of the staff were taking advantage of the fact that you’re not supposed to return to work for 48 hours. So most of my spare time has been watching dreadful daytime television or playing on the Nintendo DS. I got quite frustrated to read this on the boingboing about writing a novel in two months. I could have had a big chunk of my novel written in the time I’d taken off, although I would have been in work if I had been in any state to write like that.
Over Christmas I had considered starting my latest novel attempt. I’d got the main idea sorted in my head involving play-fights in the office with the centre cardboard rolls from the A0 size paper rolls we use on the big plotter. This gets out of hand and Junior ends up killing one of the Steve’s by accident. Then Junior and Clive have to try and get rid of the body and cover things up. There are some massive recycling bins which I think they would be able to shove Steve’s body into. Then as a twist, I was going to have Steve wake-up (playing on Junior and Clive’s incompetence in deciding if Steve was dead or not). Then I hadn’t decided if they would have to kill him to cover things up, or decide if Steve would laugh off the whole scenario about them trying to get rid of his body.


Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear you've been ill. Look forward to the book , if you manage to write it.

Carla said...

I hope you do get round to writing your book. Your blog has kept me entertained over the past year or so. Don't stop doing the blog though.

Anonnoblog said...

Thanks for your comments. I still want to find the time to write my novel, but doing the blog is easier, so I won't be stopping that anytime soon.