By the by this blog is “supposed” to promote myself as a functional Canadian writer through the ongoing publication of the book Zed in different countries. This was suggested by the Editor, Shyla, and the Guru-in-Charge, Brian, of my publisher Arsenal Press over coffee in November 2005.
First they suggested that I join a local writers' group for connections. That made me laugh. Writers' groups and I are like adding a bucketful of scorpions to a greased log contest. Well except for one woman from this writers' group in Wales. She had done her dissertation on self-mutilation. That and her red kinked hair left me lusting after her intellect.
So Shyla suggested a blog.
I pointed out that to make a blog successful a person needs to actually do something. And since for the last 6 months all I did was stay home and sell everything I could on ebay for 12 hours a day to finance our move from the UK to Canada, I was not a blog candidate.
But now I have moved to Canada. And while I am financially struggling, I do other things than sell on ebay; I even interact with assorted Canadians (and Americans). This makes me an adequate candidate for a blog.
But I won’t be blogging about Zed. I would, except that when you have your first book published, unless it is published by Random House or ends up on Oprah, things move at a sedate speed (similar to glaciers). So this blog will be 90% about me and 10% about my novel Zed (published) and two other novels (still unpublished).
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