I was sorting through a pile of partial manuscripts, tossing those which weren't needed anymore into the recycling bin, when I came across a couple of intensely doodled pages and thought I'd share them with you.
Above: Page 6 of what was in the process of becoming "Slow Life." You can see my thought processes at work. Also the fact that I can't remember the elementary school formula for converting Celsius to Fahrenheit. I thought sure I'd know that by now.
This one's pretty cool, actually. It was drawn on the back of a typescript page for "Slow Life" and I was trying to work out the chronology of the ballooning section and make sure I included details I hadn't mentioned yet. Either that or I was avoiding actual work by doodling. Either one is eminently possible.
If only I could draw, this would be worth saving!
This is the first page of "Tin Marsh." Here I absolutely, no question about it, was doodling.
I'm sure this thought occurred to me at the time, but it's a pity I couldn't fit giant alien lizards into the story. Pretty much any story can be improved by the addition of giant alien lizards.
(9/5)*C + 32 = F
(The difficult one is converting F to C, where you have to subtract 32 and then multiple by the much-more-difficult 5/9.)
Pretty much any story can be improved by the addition of giant alien lizards.
I've been waiting a long time to hear someone say that. Couldn't agree more.
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