I haven’t made any meaningful posts for a while. I’ve been working quite hard on ‘Rings’ so there hasn’t been much free time for work. Even though the finished story will only be 3 – 4k it’s in a very dense first person style which I’m enjoying, but it means a high work to word ratio. I’ve been making myself write third person wherever possible so stepping back to a style I’m more comfortable with is quite nice.
I have exactly one week to go until I hit the world of part time employment. Having taken this time off to write my first novel I’m a little worried that the novel itself is in a slight limbo state. Either the pressure of arriving at my first day of effective self employment will galvanise me to action, or I’ll crumble and end up buying an X-Box and Halo 3. Stay tuned to discover which! (If it’s the latter I renew my request that you, gentle reader, come round to my house and put me out of my misery.)
I’m yet to receive my copy of Transmission, but postal strike permitting it should be next week. As I’ve clearly already read the story this is probably less frustrating for me than those of you who have let me know that you ordered a copy. Electric Velocipede is still on tracj for November with my story ‘Momentum’ and I found out earlier this week that ‘Circes’ is being considered for a January publication in a publication I like a lot. More details on this when they are available.