There shall be bloggage.

Right, I think this is working... Hello and thanks for swinging by. I'm not exactly sure what I'm doing here yet, but in general I'm thinking this will be a place where I witter on about my books and the ups and downs of being a working writer.

In all honesty, it will probably also be a place where I ramble on about all manner of things, such as what I saw at the flicks recently, what I'm listening to, what I'm reading, what I'm currently finding inspiring and what I think should be confined forever to the lowest pits of Hades. This will be my own little corner of t'interweb where I can stand on my soapbox and blab about whatever Random Stuff I feel like blabbing about.

There are lots of great blogs out there (see the links off to the side), and an awful lot that are absolute shite - I hope that mine edges more towards the first category, but hey, I aint promising anything.

So without further ado, I'll start the ball rolling.

What am I working on at the moment while not procrastinating and setting up this blog*?

A couple of things.

I'm currently working with the good folks at Black Library on the follow up to my novel Knight of the Realm, which I'm thoroughly enjoying. I'm very much liking coming back to those characters and the setting after almost year away from them.

I'm also doing some work with Mantic Games, which is proving to be good fun. Check them out.

On top of that, I'm tinkering away with something that I'm very excited about... but I'll remain hush-hush about that for now...

What am I reading?

Blood Pact, by Dan Abnett, and damn good it is, too. Also, re-reading On Writing, by Stephen King, and cringing at all the things I forgot about since last time I read it...

What am I listening to?

Pink Floyd. Brings back repressed memories of being abso-fucking-lutely terrified by The Wall when I saw it as a kid. I haven't got it yet but I'm also looking forward to listening to the new album from Alice In Chains, as I'm hearing good things about it.

What am I watching?

Slowly working through the complete series of Frasier with my (super awesome) girlfriend. Great stuff. Also, re-watching Rome. I think it might almost be time for another viewing of Deadwood. Holy-hell, that's a good series.

I'm planning on updating this site with more information as I go, including adding 'designer's notes' about my books (an idea I am nicking from good mate Graham McNeill), and adding more links. However, I think that's quite enough bloggage** for one day, so I'll get to all that when I get to it, and it is time now to do some real work. Eek.

Until next time...

*I think the word 'blog' is probably one of those things that ought to banished to a fiery hell, but hey.

** Bloggage really does sound like some kind of bowel complaint, something that would probably be solved with prunes.