Monday, November 17, 2008

In the beginning, things had barely started

Of all the exciting ways I could think of to start a new blog, this is certainly one. Albeit a little way down the list.

I used to blog in the before-time, as Nick Crustacean (on when crustaceans attack) and as Nick Cetacean (on whale sushi). I got sick of it for one half-arsed reason or another. It kind of boiled down to me being sad that I wasn't more popular. Huh.

Anyway, in the intervening period I separated from my wife and struck out on a bold new life of my own (which is not entirely unlike my previous life only with considerably less wife in it). I also decided that I really need to write (novels, screen plays, the back of laundry boxes etc) otherwise I'm just going to experience considerable interior sadness in sad-sack paid employment.

I'm still in said paid employment. Only now I'm a serious writer.


This blog is a kind of web log, if you will, detailing my attempts at writing, seriousness and not being sad.


Zoe said...

Good. Although a banner with "now with less wife!" might be nice :)

Jo said...

Oh, just woo. Good to see you back.
And you know what the secret to success is? Not beating me at Scrabble. Is that too rock n' roll?

Tim said...

Well that's bad news about the wife but it's good to see you back blogging. Bring it on!

Tim said...

Btw, I'm sorry I didn't get around to reading the first bit of your novel.

Nick Crumbedprawn said...

Thank you all and to all a good thank you.

Less wife, less victory at scrabble, less novel-bit reading. Must everyone be so reductionist?

Kirsten said...

Wow, it's been an eventful time then. Good to have you back. (BTW, just between you and me, I'm not sure Jo's secret is really going to get you very far... I'm just sayin')

genevieve said...

Ah, so this is who's given me a new link.

What a nice guy. Zoe's right, 'now with less wife' does have that certain je ne sais quoi about it.

TimT said...

Fish seem to be something of a theme with you. Why is it so?

(Just relinked you.)