And that is the new look.
Let me know what you think.
The layout is based on the Papaver theme, which you can get here. There are three, two and one column versions.
The design on the left is one of mine, as you may have guessed if you are familiar with my previous work. I plan to get this design tattooed on my left inner forearm. I’ve been quoted £140. I will be asking about UV ink for the inner knot, so it may well be more than that.
I was tempted, briefly, to expunge the archive of this blog. Deliberately this time. But I would be doing myself a disservice. What there is of it is fragmentory but it is a history of sorts. I recently lost most of the artistic and design work I had on my HDD (I know, don’t even start) What exists now is scattered across the ether of the internet and, thankfully, in my head.
I’m pretty sure I can ressurect everything that I feel is worth saving, and most of my writing is on my Google Drive anyway so I still have that at least. I use Google Drive as a bit of a scratchpad since I stopped using OneNote. I may sometimes offer sneak previews to valued commenters; those I value and admire the taste, ability and opinion of.
I am taking the opportunity presented by my loss to start again. I will rebuild, reforge and renew. In the process igniting the fire under something new.
Just so you know, I haven’t been idle the last three years. I have three and a bit Moleskines full of writing (and still growing, I’ll need a new one in a month or two at this rate) which I am now in the process of archiving, cross-referencing, and collating. There is a book there I feel. I have a lot more reading, thinking, and scribbling to do before that see’s the light of day though. I’m aiming for NaNoWriMo.
The shape of it is in my head. It is not, oddly, fiction. It is… something… from the mind of a mandrill.
PS: Yes I know that technically it won’t be a novel and so not within the strictest interpretation of the rules of NaNoWriMo. But I don’t care, I can be a rebel