Thursday, 7 November 2013
i wrote and performed a thing called 'A Short Guide to the Future' last month. it was a short story + video/sound/tinfoil.
here is a picture someone took of me while i was reading it:
next time i'm doing something, i will try to put it on here before i do it instead of afterwards.
okay, here is a thing that's happening in the future:
Canongate are publishing my second novel, In Real Life, in Spring 2015.
seems a long way away.
going to try and keep busy by eating lots of vegetables, doing exercise, walking around, etc. also maybe writing some more short stories and things.
serious question: have i 'forfeited' my chance of being published in Granta/The New Yorker/etc via writing shit in lowercase on here for ~4 years? and do you think my chances of being published in Granta/The New Yorker/etc might improve if i went back and meticulously rewrote everything in 'not lowercase'? also: guess i need to write some short stories first.
Friday, 9 August 2013
Monday, 4 March 2013
Friday, 8 February 2013
just realised i didn't update this since Wizard's Way was shown at the London Comedy Film Festival/BFI on the 25th of January.
i will do that now.
Wizard's Way was shown at the London Comedy Film Festival/BFI on the 25th of January.
it went really well, i think.
everyone seemed to have a nice time.
we had Wizard's Way badges and stickers made and the cinema seemed full and people laughed and the Q-and-A went okay (although i have a film of it which i am still too scared to watch back) and actual real-life strangers said nice things about the film afterwards.
also, on the 30th of January i became 32. it looks like i still haven't gone uppercase. (sorry.)
the same day, a video reading thing i recorded for The Brautigan Book Club/an event to celebrate Richard Brautigan's birthday was shown, i think, hopefully in Vancouver. (note: this was the same thing i wrote for/read out at the 'Toyko Montana Express' Brautigan Book Club in November last year.)
here it is in case you are interested:
Monday, 21 January 2013
we're giving away 3 t-shirts, and the competition ends 8pm UK time tonight.
(Wizard's Way is a film i helped make, btw. more info about it/the competition/etc here.)
also, here's the trailer:
Sunday, 20 January 2013
i think i've stopped doing the video diaries now. it was just an 'experiment' really. it quickly turned into the same feeling as enforced daily blogging, i.e. 'oh god, i've got to do my video diary again now, why haven't i done my video diary yet? what's wrong with me?' etc. also, i started to feel like my face/voice was becoming pretty annoying.
1) got me back into feeling like i could write things on here again.
thanks to everyone who watched and commented on them, esp Martin who seemed to watch almost all of them. thanks, Martin.
think i'm just going to 'normal blog' again from now on (whatever that means).
i've also started a Tumblr. i feel okay generally about the internet at the moment.
i thought this year would be the year i 'finally went uppercase' (fyi: i'm turning 32 at the end of this month/ffs) but guess not.
right now i'm listening to a Jens Lekman 'summer mixtape', sitting in a cold room, typing on a new computer. i feel good about everything mostly. this time next year, my second novel will almost be out. i'm editing it at the moment. Wizard's Way is being shown at the BFI on Friday night and tickets have sold out. we've done 4 episodes of Pizza Party. yup, feeling okay i think.
by the way, have you seen this issue of Pop Serial yet? there are lots of people who's writing i like in it, and i have a small thing in it too, and it looks pretty good/ugly-in-a-good-way. (think it will be available online too, soon/soon-ish.)
also, i enjoyed reading these short stories by Sam Pink recently.
*end of update*