The Guardian and I may be on the same page with regards to the good sex/bad sex thing. Of course, they have a huge readership and don't have to resort to trying to goad people on Facebook into taking the time to read what they're saying. Has anyone else noticed that people just don't READ things anymore? Emails, notes, blogs etc. Have you even read this far into my burblings, fair reader??
Last of the 13 hour work days today, as high school has finished until January. Am deliberating going to find some company at the bar, or staying here and lamenting...my lack of readership????
Seeing as no one is paying attention by the fourth paragraph (and congrats to those who held on this long) I should tell you that I have begun work on a novel which has been floating about my head for a year or so. Strangely, it is requiring a huge amount of pre-planning, which is not something I've ever really had to do with stories before. It's closely plotted and I've been using an excellent program called Scrivener to help me structure things out. Rather than putting things down into notebooks, I'm making notecards on the virtual corkboard. I can then rearrange them, add sub-categories and name each section. Each card provides a short synopsis of the scene, which I can then write directly into the program. Should I need to rearrange the scenes, I can just pull the notecards about and the text will re-organize itself. I've never been a fan of writing straight into the computer, but so far this thing is so user-intuitive that I'm yet to get frustrated with it. Anyway, I'm midway through plotting the thing out, and have just reached the "crisis" in the second-act. Where it goes from here, I'm still trying to work out... I can also tell you that it is called "The Hanging Forest", until something better comes along.
What I like most about this is that all my thoughts at the moment are taken up with it, which makes the morning train journeys on packed commuter trains all the more bearable.
I was gonna do the Japan Meme, but currently I'm at a loss for over- or under-rated things about Japan. Except for the men, who are, so far, totally over-rated.