Just do it…

14 04 2010

It’s been a bit quiet round here of late.

I’ve taken some time out for Eastercon and G’s birthday. I’ve done a bit of writing, rather more reading and some overdue thinking that has helped me clarify that I do need to make some changes to my approach if this writing thing is going to work. Primarily being a bit more realistic with my time, not surfing as much and setting expiry dates for projects.

In this vein I am – as previously stated – very near completion of The Scarred God (manuscript is there, I am really just cleaning up), have a new short story about to do the rounds, and am in the process of trunking older stories.

I’ve also been working on some changes to the blog and I anticipate a return to more regular content in the near future.

Stay tuned…





Eastercon 2010

6 04 2010

I’m back from Eastercon.

It was a great con: really good to catch up with friends I hadn’t seen in a while and, indeed, to make some new ones. I couldn’t help feeling a little frustrated with myself that I had not quite managed to be in a position to actually pitch The Scarred God, but I’m only a fortnight to a month away (line edit and synopsis), I may need to just attend the Autumn cons instead – it’s a tough job but someone has to do it.

A good haul of books including Joe Hill’s “Horns”; Adam Roberts’ “New Model Army”; Gareth L Powell’s “Silversands” and Lauren Beukes’ “Moxyland”.

Most importantly I’m feeling more focused than I have been in a while. To be fair this started before the con, but being around like minded people, not having to talk day-job shop, and having some thinking time, really has turbo-charged that feeling. At one point I found myself writing on my i-phone in a corridor, something I haven’t done in months and it felt great (the writing on the spur of the moment rather than the device). Preserving this feeling as I go back to work next week will be tough but I think everything will benefit if I do.

Now I need to go let my liver recover.