So it was actuallly when I was looking at a PDF (a handout for a martial arts class) which recounts in horrifying detail, with body diagrams and a lot of Chinese, the 108 acu-points/acupunture cavities on the human body that when struck can result in "pain, numbness, unconsciousness, internal organ damage and/or death." (Here it is, by the way, if you're curious and/or very angry at someone.)
And but anyway that's when it hit me: if anybody saw my browsing history, they'd probably call MI5 or the FBI on the red phone, and/or run screaming. I mean, it's just pretty terrifying and dramatic stuff one finds oneself referencing, when one is trying to write a high-tech, special forces, nuclear terror action thriller.
So then I thought it might be interesting to dig that up (the history). If nothing else, it's quite a unique window into the novel-writing process in the Wikipedia age. (And which, Wikipedia, let me tell you, has made things a whole hell of a lot easier.) I suppose this kind of risks pulling back the curtain I mean, seeing this, you might realise that you, too, could write a high-tech, special forces, etc. etc. You can just look all these things up now.
But first! here are four more short stories that I amused myself by doodling covers for. (If you missed the last three, they're here.)
All day, punks! I can do this all day! ;^)
Okay, now here's that browsing history from when I was writing the new book. Chrome only keeps your history 10 weeks (and I did this 2 weeks after), and it's from only one of the machines I was using. Plus I've sort of ruthlessly deleted all the boring, repetitive, and embarrassing crap. Hope it's at least amusing (or frightening), if perhaps mainly to other writer types.