Thursday, 18 October 2007

Pretentions

It's coming up a year since Sans God was born. Whilst there were many reasons why I started it, learning how to write was amongst my main motivations. You see, I had a book in my head. Pretentious, I know.

I quickly discovered however, that I was a shite writer. I had as much chance of writing the book as Dubya has of winning the Nobel Peace Prize. So I gave myself a year to muck about with Sans God. It's been quite a year, and enjoyable to boot. I've certainly learnt a great deal and met some really quite cool people through it.

Anyway, following a drunken IM chat with Murph the other day, I've decided to give the book another go. (Thanks Murph, by the way.) To this end, I've started a private blog with which I hope to structure my ideas more tightly.

I know that I need all the help I can get, so I've invited real life friends, family and members of my small but esteemed readership to come read it, criticise and explore the ideas with me.

Now, if you haven't already got an invite and think you'd like to join in the party then drop me a mail.

18 comments:

Holly said...

I'd be happy to offer my opinions, such as they are. I will drop you a line.

metalkpretty said...
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jamon said...

Got the mail metalkpretty, have deleted your comment, so's it won't become a spam magnet ;)

metalkpretty said...

thank youuuuuuuu!

*is reading* will take me a while to form a comment!

Christy Lenzi said...

Why is having a book in your head pretentious?

jamon said...

To be honest Christy, I dunno. Perhaps its the disparity I feel between the book in my head and my ability to write the damned thing.

Who am I to think that I could write a book?

But, like most big things in life, if you get your head down and take each step as it comes, one day you'll end up at the destination.

It's going to take some slog. I'll probably get blisters...

Christy Lenzi said...

>>But, like most big things in life, if you get your head down and take each step as it comes, one day you'll end up at the destination.<<

I think you're right.

I do understand the overwhelming fear that you won't be able to capture your idea the way you envision it. That's probably what keeps most people from trying. I think it's only pretentious to talk about the book in one's head if the person saying it never attempts the hard work involved in getting it *out* of their head--as if it will one day just float onto paper and become a bound hardcover.

You've already taken the first step.

jamon said...

Great, I'm not pretentious! Thanks.

You've really motivated me to finish my staggering literary achievement.

The world will never be the same again...

Stew said...

I'm sure your mail inviting me to your private blog has merely been blocked by my spam filter.

Or shall I come round and give you a kicking?

jamon said...

I would Stew, if I knew your email add. I couldn't find it on yer blog. Drop me a mail and your invite will wing its way...

Christy Lenzi said...

>>You've really motivated me to finish my staggering literary achievement.

The world will never be the same again...<<


Ummm...maybe I should take it all back... :)

stuart said...

Stew said..."I'm sure your mail inviting me to your private blog has merely been blocked by my spam filter.

Or shall I come round and give you a kicking?"

Dont worry Stew, i haven't had mine either, but then i've only known him for 20 years.

jamon said...

M8 - you know the whole story as it is. Remember the night in the club?

Nonetheless, I've been remiss. Your invite has been despatched ;)

stuart said...

yes, i do remember, and for what it's worth the whole story as it is in your head is remarkably well mapped out. I thought the purpose of your other blog would be for us to help you transmute the story from your head to paper, so I would like to keep up to date with your progress!

jamon said...

"the whole story as it is in your head is remarkably well mapped out" - delighted you think so!

"thought the purpose of your other blog would be for us to help you transmute the story from your head to paper" - yup - and I'd be grateful for your help - Real Life tm, or via the tubes ;)

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