While living and working in Edinburgh in 2008 I set out to write one million words in 366 days... but only managed 800,737.

Friday, February 22, 2008

There's no such thing as a free book (?)

I braved the wind and rain at lunch today to pick up my free copy of The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, which is this year’s choice for One Book One Edinburgh. Carrying the slim volume back to work (even with an intro from Ian Rankin, illustrations and notes for reading groups, the entire book is only 150 pages) I though maybe I could read it tonight and blog about it tomorrow. Y’know, once I’ve got a few words in the bank. The only problem is Marisa’s reading the book now. I said if she was going to read it, she had to blog about it, but she wasn’t keen. We’ll see.

Anyway, as soon as I can, I will read it (sort of re-read, seeing as how it’s one of those stories which has seeped into the loam of popular culture… example: I’m pretty sure there was a Tom and Jerry episode based on Jekyll and Hyde…) and hopefully have something to say.

I’ll try to keep my file clerk by day, deluded writer by night comparisons to a minimum.


Anonymous said...


Craig Cliff said...

Hey Nigel

I'd already figured it was you by the third comment. If there was any doubt, the fact you came via a "Craig Cliff One Million Words" Google Search would put that to bed (I have the technology... be afraid).

Re: you question about is it writing if no one's reading, see my latest post entitled "Where are you calling from"

I will write a story about you one day... you don't need to keep reminding me.

Craig Cliff said...