Do people really watch Fox News? Such unashamed bias, massive statistical errors and no understanding of just what constitutes “scientific proof” surely deserves to be taken off air. Bizarre.
In my former blog home (MySpace), I’ve been fairly quiet of late, focusing on the completion of my latest novel, If I Never, and generally doing my best to keep out of trouble (with limited success where the latter is concerned!) Now, however, with the second (submission standard) draft almost finished, I feel energised and clear-headed enough to once again build up my cyber-presence and, hopefully, say something interesting every once in a while.
Only recently it was brought to my attention (thanks, Sheila!) that I may be a somewhat obsessive writer. No arguing with that. I simply have to write. It’s a fundamental part of who I am and whilst most obsessions can have a detrimental effect on the life of an individual, I have to say that, for me, my particular obsession has had only benefits.
All of which is by way of saying that it shouldn’t surprise my regular readers to learn that I’m already girding my loins (that’s for you, Sheila!) in preparation for starting work on Children of the Revolution, my next, very personal novel.
I’ve discussed this elsewhere, but I’ll summarise here. Briefly, it is intended as an individual’s experience of the integration of children with physical disabilities into mainstream education in the north-east of England in the mid-1970s to the early 1980s (I was one such child.) The key phrase in the above is “individual’s experience”. It will be one child’s story, told by the more informed adult retrospectively. I want it to be a complete story however, and so I am interested in hearing from people who experienced a similar scenario — as a teacher, pupil, nursing auxiliary etc. If you have anything you’d like to share, it would therefore be greatly appreciated. (Or if you know someone who might be able to help, please send ’em over :-))
Carter never really registered on my radar when he was in power (I was too young) — but I have to say, this ain’t bad for a peanut farmer.
Well, after a pleasant afternoon in the country — cold, but bright, the heather already looking like damp, scuffed suede — I’ve returned home to work on my website (www.garymurning.co.uk), incorporating this blog and adding samples of my work (still being constructed.) I’m pleased with the results but, as ever, welcome feedback.
I should hopefully get back to blogging on more interesting stuff within a day or two, so bear with me. Oh, and if you haven’t got it or something similar already, try www.desktopsidebar.com. It’s a brilliant piece of kit for managing blog feeds etc!
I’m currently in the process of trying out WordPress as my blog host (it has much more flexibility than MySpace, which I now need.) This doesn’t mean I’m leaving MySpace. Quite the opposite. As a networking tool, MySpace is ideal for me and all my WordPress blogs will be linked to from MySpace. I would like to know what my MySpace readers think, however. (You should be able to comment here without joining; another big advantage.) Please comment here.