Productive weekend; did some work, did 1,600 words of this wretched book, and got to meet up with both my parents which was a nice touch I wasn’t expecting. To cap it all off target being in the bag at half eight means an early night, and I do need one of those quite bad right now. It’s going to be a busy week ahead and I’ll need my wits about me, especially as we’re launching the new grading system for Teacher Assessed Grades and I am sure to receive a lot of requests around that. I’m actually kind of looking forward to it, as that’s the kind of support role I like doing.
The next few chapters of WAN are less intense – or intense in the way only the Wanderer makes things – so I don’t feel quite as rough writing them. It’s kind of pathetic how it gets to me when people have written monsters and psychos for years without batting an eye. I guess for me, this is a psycho that I feel a level of affinity with, and that makes me uncomfortable on levels I do not want to go into. But then, this is one of the reasons I’m writing the story in the first place. Another writer asked me ‘are you worried people might not find it scary?’
My response was that no, I don’t worry about that. I’m worried they’ll read it.