Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Mud, mud, glorious mud

Well lummee!

The purple patch is now looking like a small purple lawn as the fine people in charge of an anthology called Caledonia Dreamin have accepted my story.

Excitingly, the last plan I heard featured launching the anthology at World Fantasy Con, which I will be at, so I may get the chance to stand beside it and grin like a non-speaking Terrileptil.

In other news, I heard that the Crossed Genres anthology, Oomph. Is delayed due to ill-health. Hopefully everyone there is better now but rest assured, when it comes out, I will annoy you all about it.

Well, suppose I better go and write something new now. Preferably not something it turns out is due to be released as a film very soon.

Monday, 8 July 2013

Stolen ideas

So, I have had an idea knocking round my head for years. Imagine a city as a train, thundering round the world. Then imagine how the class system would develop.

Several years back I wrote a short story set on that train. It was suggested I might want to lengthen the story. So I turned it into a novel.

The first one I had ever tried.

I ummed and awed at it for ages, finally submitting it to GSFWC for critiquing in two weeks time. Then someone spots this trailer.

I must learn to write quicker.