SO, I haven’t blogged in donkey’s years, and this is almost entirely down to the advice of my mum. I know, strange right? That a person’s own mother would advise them NOT to blog.
Weeeell, this was actually some pretty stellar advice, in the sense that I’d been spending way too much time doing other things (including blogging) as opposed to actually finishing edits on my book…
I went “oh yeah,” and then proceeded to start editing one scene per day, instead of looking at social media and blogs. Now it’s going-great-guns, and I have plenty of finished scenes to show for it. So that’s the plan: less blogging for a little while, and more writing.
That said, I have been doing some other stuff. For one, I’ve been farting around buying hardware to make a drawer system / cargo shelf / bed platform in the back of my Jackaroo (it’s basically an Isuzu Trooper with a Holden badge on it).
The way I see it, this gives me:
– A convenient camper (no tent pegs[!!!!])
– A couple of long-ass drawers to stick useful bits/shopping in the back, without anything banging around
– A flat surface for laying down priceless paintings* (covered wheel arches!)
– Somewhere to sleep if I have a big night out
*Note: I am not currently a cat burglar, nor do I have any intentions of pursuing a leatherclad career across the rooftops of Gotham, or any other city.
The only cost is $120 worth of plywood, fasteners, and circular saw (I have everything else I’m going to need already). I imagine it will take up most of Saturday to make, so here’s hoping I don’t get too busy…
Anyways, that’s me. What outlandish DIY rubbish have you guys and gals attempted recently? Trips to IKEA to buy REKTUM storage units totally count.