Absent minded?

November 26th, 2008 • Posted in Random Stuff |

My wife often accuses me of being absent minded, and of having my head in the clouds.  My excuse is that I live in (at least) two places at once: reality, and the reality of my latest novel or story.  I say at least two places, because I’m inevitably working on more than one project (right now there are at least eight or nine different projects on the go).  When I’m bloody minded as well as absent minded, I completely deny her allegation.

This, I can no longer do.

Yesterday, my wife called home from work to ask me if I’d seen her mobile phone.  When she rang off I called her phone, and heard it buzzing away merrily in the kitchen.

Hoorah! I thought.  Found it!  I must tell Tracey.

So I sent her a text.

Now then, my excuse for this is that I’m currently in several places at once.  These include:

  • The Yukon during the gold rush, following Jack London on his intrepid journeys (for the novel I’m co-writing with Christopher Golden).
  • A small town close to where I live, where zombies are chomping their way through the diminishing population.
  • A tropical island, where I’m still dwelling upon my screenplay THE DREGS that is currently with my agents.
  • A very long train tunnel (project still a bit hush-hush).
  • A huge imaginary city where the results of weird scientific experiments run loose and where the lands beyond the city are impassable and deadly (Echo City Falls, the new novel I’m working on for Bantam).

So you see, it’s understandable, isn’t it.

Isn’t it?

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2 comments on “Absent minded?”

  1. Darren T says:

    ROTFL 🙂

    Ah, that’s fantastic. And all too horribly familiar…

  2. Dark Wolf says:

    Sure is understandble. Sometimes, my wife says I have a world on my own 🙂
    Anyway, Tim please stop those zombies before they conquer the hole world 😉

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