Where Aliens Fear To Tread

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It’s finally happened. I asked my computer a question it couldn’t answer. Rather, I googled a question that answered most unsatisfactorily. What I want to know is, what would actually happen if an alien-ish spacecraft landed on the Whitehouse lawn? I promise that I haven’t been relieved of my very last marble. It’s just that I’m writing a scene where that happens. I was about to Google and ask about the whole security setup there, as you do, then it occurred to me that that might upset people. To be honest, knowing the sorts of things us scribblers get up to, more than likely the Chief of Security for Alien Spaceships Landing in the Rosebushes would just say, “Aaah. Another one of those weird writer people again.” And ignore me completely. But on the off-chance that they might think I was trying to figure out a way to come for tea and crumpets with the big guy, I changed the wording. I’m thinking I should just make something up in this instance. Considering some of the aliens in my worlds, it’s probably better that I don’t give them the lay of the land. You never know who eyeballs your blog posts these days. I saw the video of that snake-eyed television presenter. I’ve probably said too much already. Anyway.

Apart from slowly catching up in general with various projects, I’m working harder than I knew I could getting Shadow People ready for its zero birthday on the 8th February. January was pretty much a write-off as far as work was concerned, so I’m pleased with myself right now. I’m actually really enjoying reading it as I check for typos, and thinking that one or two other people might too. Getting ignored for a few weeks seems to have made it easier to edit. When I read that Stephen King writes a story all the way through, and then puts it aside for seven months before editing and publishing, it didn’t really make sense to me. Surely it’s better to edit when the story is fresh in your mind? Looks like our Steve is right again. Right now though, I’d better get back to figuring out whether to wait politely for the aliens to exit their ship, or blast the little buggers for squishing the hydrangeas.

Till next time friends. xxx


12 thoughts on “Where Aliens Fear To Tread

    Jaspreet Taunque said:
    February 3, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    hahaha….couldn’t stop…hahaha…laughing through this. All the very best to and for Shadow People…hope they find a just spot under the Sun…er…or should they? ;P Keep at it , Jo. You’re inspiring!


      jorobinson176 responded:
      February 8, 2013 at 12:05 pm

      LOL! Now you made me laugh again! Love you Jas!!! 😀 xxxxxx


    adelesymonds said:
    February 3, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    Somehow I don’t think they Whitehouse advertise what their security measures are Jo, It wouldn’t really be security if everybody knew all about it now would it. You will have to use that fertile imagination of yours. As for Shadow People, I can’t wait. Just wish there were more hours in each day, I have too many books to read and review, too many things I want to write myself, and far too many meetings to attend. Good luck hon, I hope it is a best seller.


      jorobinson176 responded:
      February 8, 2013 at 12:03 pm

      That would be grand, having a bestseller! I thought there’d at least be cartoons of the old UFO on the lawn thing – it’s a common joke after all. But I found not one online. I skirted around that scene anyway. I couldn’t think of anything that didn’t just sound silly. xxxx


    angus48 said:
    February 4, 2013 at 1:41 am

    Reblogged this on Angus48's Blog and commented:
    Jo and her cover have blown my mind.


    Patrick Jones said:
    February 5, 2013 at 1:58 am

    Jo, I love the cover! I am sure it will do great! Unless those men in black come around after asking those questions, tho…..


      jorobinson176 responded:
      February 8, 2013 at 11:59 am

      Thanks Patrick! It’s a terrifying thing putting it out there, isn’t it? LOL! I should be more careful, although I reckon they’ll have a hard time traipsing through the bush around here – you never know what you’ll come face to face with.


    Patrick Jones said:
    February 5, 2013 at 1:59 am

    Reblogged this on The Linden Chronicles and commented:
    This promises to be a great read!


      jorobinson176 responded:
      February 8, 2013 at 11:55 am

      Thank you LOADS Patrick! What a lovely guy you are! xxx


    ruthie67 said:
    February 5, 2013 at 3:44 am

    Although I am not for UFO type stories, I like your blog


      jorobinson176 responded:
      February 8, 2013 at 11:53 am

      Thanks Ruthie!!! That’s a lovely compliment. I tend to poke my nose into most genres and surprise myself sometimes. 😀


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