Hooray! It’s Spring!

It’s been a wee while since my last post. I’m not sure if I should apologise for being silent or for starting up again. I do want to avoid this becoming whiny, so I’ll just say that my real life is really getting in the way at the moment. I think I’m turning a corner, and life always gets a little better when I’m not moping because it’s dark and cold. Onward and, if not upwards, at least not down.

In the writing life, however, I’m feeling fairly good. I didn’t get the deal from Gollancz’s open call and also didn’t make the shortlist for The Guardian’s Stephen King competition. I’ll stick Echo – my honourably unnoticed effort – up as a page. I don’t think it’s my best outing ever but I quite like the story. There is an earlier version that has a little more bite and nastiness in the writing, but it also has an unintentional subtext I’m a little ashamed about not spotting as I was writing.

Beta readers, and family members with doctorates in philosophy, are wonderfully good at making sure I’m somewhere close to writing what I mean. If you do read it, I hope you like it.

Now, saving the real look-at-me moment for last, onto the Big Announcement.

Death By Chocolate, the new Knightwatch anthology I’m in is available from this weekend – March 6th. I haven’t received my contributor’s copy yet so I honestly don’t know who I’m being overshadowed by. I’m pretty excited to find out.

Proper links will follow when I have them. I’ll try to make sure I don’t forget.


One thought on “Hooray! It’s Spring!

  1. Shame about the deal not coming through, but it’ll be worth the wait when one does mate. Just keep putting the words down and you’ll do just fine. Keep up the good work!

    All the best



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