Both my regular readers will remember I sometimes post short pieces of creative writing on the site. The last two have featured a blogging sleuth, Ebeneezer. I have another Ebeneezer story in the works, based on the Infininte Monkey theorem and this cartoon from XKCD.
The story begins by talking about earthquakes and has a sizeable portion of it devoted to a bombing in Jerusalem. So, given events in Japan and Israel, one might think that now is either the most appropriate, or least appropriate time to post it.
This is an academic question, however, as the story isn’t finished, and has not been ever since I started typing it about five years ago. This horrible thought in turn makes me realise just how many creative and personal projects I have started but failed to finish. They include:
- A foray into print-on-demand publishing
- A set of short diary pieces about a particularly torrid 2010
- An experimental detective story in the style of Geoff Ryman’s 253
- A website to shill my low-cost design services to strapped-for-cash charities
- And a masterful Blurb project of my 2008 holiday to Morocco, done in the style of a French coffee-table photo-book.
And none of these take into account the work-centred To Do lists I have set up on Vo02Do, Remember the Milk and Wunderlist.
All this makes me acutely aware of the fact that Dr Belbin would call me a Plant or Resource Investigator, not a Completer Finisher. Let’s hope that this post motivates me to finish some of the things I’ve started.