January 2012

Ryan: a goose I’d like to gander

Yes, yes. It’s all rather obvious, but:

I have been watching rom coms for ONE whole entire year now (for research obviously). My next book - which I hope will be light, funny and filled with good endings - is called The Manbattical*. (There are two other manuscripts that I am working on, but I think that The Manbattical is most likely to be done and dust-jacket-ed first.)

My aim? To take a break from deep love stories, not kill anyone, and take a break from literary fiction. Did I say take a break? I did. I don’t give a toss for genre debates so this is what I want to write and I shall write it.

In all my , ahem, research, I have discovered that Mr Gosling is very good at his job. I can’t use him as my protagonist - this is more of a High Fidelity moment than anything - but as far as these things go, he is a man man man -

He sings.


He cares for pregnant women.

He is a feminist.

He has overcome drugs.


he loves a disabled person.

I think that’s enough for today.

PS. There’s lots more, but I have to go back to work now.

Oh, the places you’ll go

A big huge dragon fire welcome to 2012 :)

Here’s Dr Seuss and Oh The Places You’ll Go > “Congratulations, today is your day” ! by Burning Man people. How awesome? Very.

Dr Seuss knows something.

And, 30 Things To STOP doing to yourself. Something for everyone here.

Happy New Year peeps, it’s going to be awesome, in the old sense of the word. Awe. May there be lots of some.