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Time Machine

Idea shamelessly stolen from warren_ellis, Modded to make it a meme.

Bugger looking back. Make a time capsule for the new year instead.

Post a photograph of yourself taken on the same day, and tell your future self something in that same post. Tag it something memorable.

One year today, revisit that entry. Post a reply with a then-current photo. Stare at yourself from the future. Communicate across what some stuck-up wankers would call the barrier of time.

Make history now.


Hello, me. It's me.

You've got it good right now. Certainly compared to how it has been. How are things working out for you?



Are you still writing part time, or is that a full-time gig now (it is to laugh, but I can dream). Either way, are you remembering to take breaks every few months so you don't go mad from burnout? I want to ask more about specifics, but if I nail them down with questions or statements then I'll only fuck up the natural order of things.

Oh, and please tell me that you've not got rid of either the hair or the beard.

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digitalraven
Jan. 4th, 2009 11:37 pm (UTC)
Hello, me. This is me from the future.

As you can see, no major changes. I've still got the hair and the beard. I realise that due to some fucking around with my webhosts, your picture isn't there right now, but hey. Anyway. This is me now:

Me, 2009

I'm not a full-time writer, not yet. I did write over 140,000 words this year (mostly Hunter, some WoD and Werewolf and Geist), and edited nearly 150,000. So I'm getting there. I'm firmly in the camp of the semi-pro, and that was with a bit of a break over the summer due to burnout.

You didn't get to go away for a big holiday this year. We went to Cumbrae (and stayed in a place with frozen toothpaste), Bute (and stayed in a dodgy old place and ate crap food), and York, but we didn't go further afield than Englandshire. Things went a bit nonlinear in September, and then again at the end of October. But you pulled through, and things are looking up at the start of the year. Plan Kitteh is just set back a bit, not stopped.

You managed a year without smoking a single cigarette. You also didn't get pissed this year—a few nights with nips of whisky, but that's about all. You also mellowed. For all that things went weird, you're enjoying life. While lots of people had sucky 2008s, yours wasn't too bad.

And now I have to say something for future-me. Part of me wants to be flip and ask major questions, but I know that if I do that I'll get answers, and I might not like those answers—and you might not like living through the events that make up those answers (what I wouldn't give for a good Gemini).

So instead, I'll just say this: Hello from early 2009. Are you writing full time yet? Anyway, how's life and what's the year ahead done to you?

Edited at 2009-01-04 11:38 pm (UTC)
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