Saturday, January 27, 2007

Vuhsuuzh Gevilon

For better or for worse, my life is about to change.

Soon I shall no longer be a civil servant. Instead, I'm going to embark on a bit of an adventure. I'm going to do a bit of studying and a bit of writing. Actually quite a lot of writing. Science fiction writing to be exact.

See, I've always wanted to write science fiction books. From the moment I read my first fantasy novel (I don't care what people say, any book with talking animals - Wind in the Willows - or anthropomorphic trains - Thomas the Tank Engine - is fantasy material as far as I'm concerned) I've wanted to invent stories and write them down in books. And now that I'm reasonably adult I think it would also be a jolly good idea if people went out and bought my books, thus allowing me to earn lots of money and live the life of luxury I so richly deserve.

Unfortunately, if I'm to be able to realise my dreams, then I'm going to have to learn how to write science fiction novels good enough to make people want to buy them, and that means learning the tools of the trade. For me, the easiest way to learn is to do, and then get people to point and laugh at the stupid mistakes I make along the way.

So if you're interested in a bit of pointing and laughing at Rik, then please feel free to join me over at my new blog where I'll be posting bits of writing of an episodic nature, hopefully on a weekly basis. If things go well, you could even find yourself reading an interesting science fiction type story. And if things go wrong, well, feel free to point your finger at me and make caustic comments on my failures. Believe me, after so many years of dishonourable combat in the battlefields of poetry there's little you can say about my writing that can really hurt me!


  1. Go, Rik! I love reading about people making sea changes in their lives. Best of luck with it!

  2. Yes, good luck!