Feeling quite unwell, and what with the sudden heat of the day, writing progress has sloughed off and died on the carpet. So, rather than finish watching “The Breakfast Club” in a thousand little clips as feel extremely sorry for myself and puddle, I have decided to tend to my much neglected blog. And it is neglected, forgive me Blog gods (there ought to be a law, perhaps written down to keep wayward bloggers in line; a blog god law log).
I’ve also been re-watching Arrested Development (hat tip to Bob Loblaw).
There’s been lots of great writing news since I last logged in. I had a short story published with Persistent Visions, and which you may read here. Kathryn Weaver provided the incredible art. She captured everything I was hoping to convey perfectly.
I've also have another accepted by CBAY Books, to be published in September, and a couple more looking goooooood (but counted chickens and hatching and all that).
I’ve also finished another book. It is my fourth completed novel. The last one I shopped around for what felt like forever, and with a heavy heart have finally decided to bench it (at least for now). This latest one I feel more confident about; fourth times a charm, right?
Marg of @margonfilm and I have started plotting a project, specifically a podcast project. Extra projects have held me back on getting all research done on my end, but if I tell the world that I am doing a thing I am more likely to follow through, so be sure to hold me to this one. Keep your ear to the ground. More will be announced as we go!
Recently got to reunite with old Kagoshima friend Cara Ellison. Since our days teaching English in Japan, she has gone on to do some truly incredible games journalism. If you haven't read her work, you ought to. She is doing less in the way of journalism these days, and is more directly involved in the development of video games, meaning she is one of the coolest people I know. Always fun to see old friends again, especially when they are so interesting.
My axe throwing league finished last week. I … did not do so well. It’s incredible what the pressure of point-keeping can do. Less said about it the better, really. However, the two people that I had trained with the most for the build up to the tournament came in first and second place, and so it felt a little like winning!
Finally, am slowly wearing down my colossal stack of reading. Hoping the local library can hook me up.