That difficult second episode where most viewers return to give it another chance to see if it’s any good
It’s been a week and I am back quicker than you can binge watch orange is the new black on Netflix. If you were able to withstand my constant spamming about the pilot blog then bloody good for you, and thank you.
To be perfectly honest I had no idea what type of reception I would get and all I can say is YEAH! We got through to a number of people. (I say we because this isn’t just a solo effort from me but all of you) Thus I would like to extend the biggest of thank you’s and a hello to those who have taken the time to read what I have to offer (some of you even signed up to receive email updates). I’ve now got followers from many corners of the internet and I salute you all. Whether you saw the link via social media, recommended by a friend or even by me. All of you good people are starting to build the base for what will be something extraordinary.
(An additional thanks to those who have come from Booksie.com, the place where many of my writings started out)
Last week’s ‘feature length’ offering brushed over some of the topics I will be covering here so I will waste no time in continuing from where I left off.
Introductions Part 2
So a couple of years passed and the windows 98 computer was now literally in pieces. (I will note that my writing had been since printed off via a Lexmark z13, also now in pieces). They were smashed up for data protection…
That is the best way to dispose of any computer, smash it up and break the sledgehammer handle in the process (that actually happened). My efforts to pen Jack Thorn continued via a Tesco value notepad (very humble beginnings). Eventually I would go on to finish the first draft at the age of 15. I decided that I would rather not do school anymore and spend valuable GCSE (final exams) study time writing.
Looking back I don’t have a single regret of choosing to do that. As always, I used my ‘cross that bridge when I get to it attitude’. Leaving me in a history exam reading one particular question and saying ‘well fu**’.
Final grade D (not bad if you tell me but I can’t imagine what the person grading that exam thought)
(But if you are currently in school don’t do what I did, do as I say and that is stay in school, get as many qualifications as you can and stay as long as you can to ride it at least into your mid-twenties) (That’s my contribution to the youth of today)
School came and went leaving me behind in a sense as I didn’t fancy sixth form and their policy was stay on or leave. I left, but in all that time I spent looking for a job, I continued writing and converted Jack Thorn onto a windows xp slightly less piece of sh**.
To be continued….
The humble beginnings of Jack Thorn
Market research (of sorts)
So as I edge closer to deciding that I will self-publish my first book, I asked my good Facebook followers about preferences between printed books and e-books.
And this is what some of my good followers responded with:
So the response was kind of mixed, my initial decision come September will be to self publish via kindle or other e-book platform and also a print on demand service which provides the reader with a book they can hold.
I’m 25 (as of Monday the 4th)
As I scratch around desperately in search of the years, I say out loud ‘Where have they gone?’. The last two paragraphs of introductions part 2 were nearly 10 damn years ago. I may be paranoid but I sometimes go deep into thought about time and how it’s slipping away. I mean 2030 is closer to than the mid 90’s (feeling old yet?) If you remember the emergence of the spice girls you certainly will.
What makes you feel old? (don’t say my age) Let me know via the comments.
Some Photoshop fun
So recently my good friend Matthew Streuli has decided to have some fun with Photoshop and my face. With the use of Facebook there have been a few more artists who have popped up trying to emulate and sometimes better Matthew’s work. Below is the best of what I can only call Lee Facing. The newest social media sensation. Do you dare to have a go? Post to my Facebook page and let’s see who can put my face on stuff. That is why it’s called FACEbook right?
The original picture (myself left and Matthew right)
Then it turned into this
And then chaos ensued
As you can see I have mad paintbrush skills, by hacking these pictures together it has made a collage of sorts.
That wraps up another week an episode of Lee’s Hall of information. Check back next week, same bat blog, same bat time (roughly)