Sunday, October 09, 2016

Moving On.

Okay, that’s the final page proofs of Infinity Engine gone through and sent back to Macmillan. I’ll just say that I haven’t copped out on this – Penny Royal does have an aim…


Now it’s time to get back to the present book. I am past 100,000 words into this (the previous books were 140 -160,000 words) and things are going well. I do have one plot thread and one short section (a prador of the King’s Guard paying a visit to the king) that I may excise, but only to transfer to the next book. ‘The shape of things to come’ is nicely solidifying in my mind and I can promise exploding spaceships, hostile alien life forms, highly advanced technology and ultra-violence. Of course it wouldn’t be a Neal Asher book without them.


On the personal front things are looking good. My numerous visits to the gym are paying off. I don’t feel quite so knackered each day and I’ve now got back to walking too – going off for a 7-miler (thank you Google Earth) four or five times a week. I did get a bit pissed off at one point when my weight started to climb, but then I noticed how my T-shirts are getting a bit tighter and my arms seem to have exploded. Psychologically I seem to have won, with no more depression, anxiety or panic attacks.

Also, because I’m single, not inclined to visit pubs or clubs and because my profession is a lonely introverted one without much in the way of a social aspect, I’m having a crack at this online dating. I guess, because of my profile, this is something I shouldn’t mention. But I’m not inclined to give much of a toss about that.

Anyway, it has been interesting to say the least. 

9 comments:

Martin Gouldstone said...

Fantastic news on all fronts Neal! Really sounds like you've got your shit together! Friends that have tried online dating have had some hilarious experiences, so good luck!!!

Geoffrey said...

Met my wife online. A few crazies too. Just like the pub.

Leecifer said...

Met my wife online too. Much better results than in the clubs and pubs. Your mileage may vary.

CognitiveConsonance said...

Met my girlfriend through online dating. It works.

CognitiveConsonance said...

Met my girlfriend through online dating. It works.

Simon Collier said...

You're looking much better, good luck.

robann said...

Good to hear that things are picking up for you and the writing is gong well. You may (or may not) be amazed at how many of my friends have met partners online. It actually makes a lot more sense that getting plastered in a nightclub and hoping to bump into someone!

All the best,
Robert.

paul2978 said...

get a dog? can walk with you as well. I have 2 always a good motivator for walking :)

Carol said...

I would be happy to review Polity history/current status/future with you. Online dating is indeed an interesting exercise; best of luck. :)
Signed,
A adult female Human (non-augmented and single)