Well time to get started. The sun is shining today yet I am inside attempting to master this blog. I am not the most tech savvy person. My novel is being written in good old fashioned word as when I finally thought about downloading some writing software I couldn’t work out how to move the file from one format to the one required. Am two thirds of the way through the first draft of my novel. I have concentrated on getting the story down first, it has become rather organic and occsionally takes me down roads which I had no idea it would travel. Infact the other day I even had to question how far is too far for a bad guy to go. In keeping with his character it would seem he has no boundaries but does that mean that I can go as far as he would without upsetting the reader. And I guess the other question I should ask is what does it say about me that I find it so easy to follow him. I guess part of that comes from the research I have done and the depths humans will sink to to inflict pain and suffering on each other. Medieval torture methods were certainly inventive in the ways they inflicted pain on different parts of the anatomy. Cruel and unusual punishment was a normal part of everyday life. I am aware in some arts of the world some of these practises still continue, so I guess sadly the ability to inflict pain and suffering is intrinsically part of the human psyche. Maybe somewhere deep inside under the right circumstances we are all capable of great cruelty aswell as kindess.