This week… I will be mostly lacking information

Ever feel out of touch with what’s going on? Well that’s me this week. Pageflakes is down… again. It’s getting on for a week this time, and not a peep out of their corporate site to explain why! I realize at times like this just how important my daily blog and news hit has become to me. Only a year ago I would read posts from the odd blog here or there, now I have an ever growing list of favourite sites which I rely on for news about books, writing, e-book technology etc and all handily accessible from my one pageflakes page. Not any more. I guess it’s time to switch to Netvibes or some other platform. Any suggestions for me, what should I be using?

I even missed Nathan Bransford’s announcement that he is no longer a literary agent! He will still be writing his excellent blog, but I feel like I missed something momentous here. As a generation X I didn’t think I would hit by this generation Y desire to be constantly in touch, knowing what’s going on, what people are doing. But I miss my daily RSS feeds like I would my left arm (that’s deep… I am left handed). But I guess that’s what happens when we adapt and come to rely on things. First we create tools then they come to define us.

Want to know what favourite reads I am blabbing on about? Well here are a few, aside from Nathan’s blog as mentioned above.

The good news is that reading less (apart from the odd chapter or so of ‘The Blade Itself’ by Joe Abercrombie, which is pretty awesome) means I am getting on with my latest revisions. Still so much to do… So on that note, I better get on with some proper work.

About Scott Foley

Scott Foley is a British fantasy writer based in Manchester. He is author of Knight of Aslath and the Dreaming God Chronicle. Brought up on a steady diet of Tolkien, roleplaying games and a never-ending fascination with the question ‘what if?’, writing fantasy novels seemed the only sensible and worthwhile thing to do with his life. Knight of Aslath is his first novel, and he is currently working on the sequel Warlords of the Dreaming God. Both novels form the beginning of the Dreaming God Chronicle and are set in the fantasy world of Teth-Kiran. Knight of Aslath is available on Amazon, and you can find out more about Scott's work at: