This Tuesday morning finds me typically behind on emails, working on an outline for the new new novel, Through the Stormy Shades, which I now really want to write, and still rather surprised that people like those at The Pakistani Spectator and, now, Andrew at Small Business Tech want me to write articles for them.
It’s always nice when people enjoy what you do, but it’s especially nice when they like it so much that, as Andrew did recently, they invite you to produce articles for them. Granted, we all benefit from sharing our various abilities in this way, but I still consider it a huge compliment.
Take a look at Small Business Tech when you have a moment. My first article for them (admittedly a repost from this site) is now online.
I’ve also been trying to get a feel for Through the Stormy Shades. It’s set predominantly in the Freeman Hospital in 1981/1982 and yet again (even though I said I didn’t want to do this for a while) it’s semiautobiographical.
Whilst researching the other day I came across a photograph of the kind of bed I spent about nine weeks on whilst I was the Freeman Hospital the first time. I just thought I’d share it with you.
It was as comfortable as it looks!
© 2008 Gary William Murning
It’s been an interesting week in the blogosphere for me. My stats are steadily climbing and this week has seen me reach (with one day left) another weekly high. The comments I’m receiving are, as always, extremely helpful and encouraging (not to mention entertaining!)
This aside, as I mentioned in a previous post, I was interviewed this week by The Pakistani Spectator — a large, multi-author Pakistani blog that aims to “foster peace, progress and harmony with passion.” The interview was a fascinating and enjoyable experience. Nowhere near as daunting as I had expected (it was my first interview of this kind.) I replied to their questions and thought that would be that.
How wrong can you be?
I heard back from them fairly quickly asking me if I would be interested in writing for them. I considered this a huge compliment but I wasn’t quite sure how my work would fit in on a site where the articles were rather Pakistan-centric. I therefore asked a few questions before committing and got the answers I would have hoped for. I was assured I could write “with liberty” and so gladly accepted the kind invitation.
I’m now, officially, a writer for The Pakistani Spectator. In order to ease myself into it and test the water, my first piece was a repost of my Where the Buck Stops post from earlier in the week. So far, on The Pakistani Spectator, it’s had 3,838 views and is receiving very encouraging comments.
Time will of course tell, but I think it’s going to be an extremely interesting and educational experience.
Yesterday, quite surprisingly, I had an interview request from The Pakistani Spectator. After first taking a look around the site, I agreed to answer a few questions on blogging etc.
The interview can now be seen here.