I have a cough! I am 95% sure it’s not covid, but, hooboy. That was not a nice headcold – I was theoretically only down for a half-week or so, but the cough lingers. It turns out that a cough can hang on for weeks and weeks and WEEKS, even while the rest of the… Continue reading Of February and Frogs in the Throat
Malcolm Cross, otherwise known as 'foozzzball', lives in London and enjoys the personal space and privacy that the city is known for. When not misdirecting tourists to nonexistant landmarks and lurking at bus stops, Malcolm enjoys writing science fiction and fantasy with a furry twist.
SPSFC Sale! (And like 20 micro-reviews of the first page)
As you may recall, last year, Dog Country placed 12th in the inaugural Self-Published Science-Fiction Competition, or SPSFC. (Consensus seems to be it is either pronounced 'Space-fic' or 'Space-face'.)This year, Mouse Cage is a semi-finalist. And a bunch of the semi-finalists have put together a sale on Amazon Kindle this week, in Amazon US (and… Continue reading SPSFC Sale! (And like 20 micro-reviews of the first page)
I... think this year’s going to be good?I know that in the years of our suffering 202x we do not say such things lest we bring down the wrath of Roko’s Basilisk, but despite anxieties around life and the world and well-being and all, I’m still looking forward to the year ahead.My new writing season… Continue reading Jinxing January
You know what I always wanted to do as a kid, but never did?Get good at drawing. Like, really good.I never did – my coordination wasn’t that good, and I had all these other things demanding my time. (Like... incredibly poor mental health; life struggles which make for some sometimes tragic, sometimes absurdly funny anecdotes;… Continue reading December Deliberations
Sometimes, the most reliable way to make progress is to be unambitious.I started the month ambitiously – working on the Bobbyfox thing – but then a succession of events (including searching out a plumber, randomly exploding tempered drinking glasses, and more!) led to things being quite disrupted. Hanging onto ambition, under these circumstances, would have… Continue reading Enduring November
New thing – World of Juno anthology!
Just a quick heads up - I have, in previous bloggy things, mentioned being invited to contribute to an anthology? Well, the anthology is out today, featuring a totally radical shared-universe secondary world, with its history, cultures, art, maps, and a few short stories too. (One of which is by yours truly.)Please do check it… Continue reading New thing – World of Juno anthology!
Curated Snippets – October 2022
I have new glasses. Almost the same as the old glasses, just... ever so slightly better. The main thing is they aren’t scratched – the old glasses? The old glasses were old.So, what new things have I seen? Ghosts, goblins, all that, sure, but also a plan, which we will get to.The thing about making… Continue reading October Spectre-cles.
My Oxfurred Comma panel can now be watched online
The panel I mentioned can now be watched whenever you like, as it has been archived on twitch here: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1635690040Be forgiving, I don't do live stuff like this very often!A twitter thread with a few links relevant to the panel can be found here: https://twitter.com/foozzzball/status/1585625441213108226
I’m giving an online panel! (Sunday, 12 Pm PDT/8 Pm BST)
For those of you interested, this weekend I'm giving the panel 'New Writing Projects, Motivation, and Staying Organised' at Oxfurred Comma, a furry writing-focussed online con, and you'll be able to watch it live (and possibly recorded, after).It's built on some notes I've been keeping for a possible writing advice book I may one day… Continue reading I’m giving an online panel! (Sunday, 12 Pm PDT/8 Pm BST)