Just been cleaning up the website a bit and experimenting with giving wordpress a bit of a refresh. Also, apparently there are ways to integrate Patreon with the website, which I'm giving a try - including importing Patreon posts over here. So, that's exciting to fiddle with...
So. My novel Dog Country's done. Or, more accurately, it's as done as I feel like I can reasonably make it in the time available to me. In theory it's the second draft, or at least that's what I've got it numbered as, practically it's kind of a third/fourth pass. At some level I would… Continue reading On to the next project + Cons
Okay. Time to begin the second second pass on Dog Country. ... You read that right. The first second pass, which went fairly well, felt a little too light. So, I need a second second pass, this time with some handy feedback from friends. So that is lined up to eat up the majority of… Continue reading Back to the grindstone 2: Ouch, my nose!
My writing career, to put none too fine a point on it, is screwy. But the first thing you learn, trying to make writing your business, is that everyone's career is screwy. Recently while playing MechWarrior Online (I play videogames! That's socially acceptable now!) I was talking to another player in a public channel about… Continue reading Life on both sides of the fence – Some blabbing about writing in and outside of a niche fandom.
So. As those of you who follow me on twitter/generally stalk me are likely aware, I am currently working flat out on getting the first draft for Dog Country done. This has resulted in some thoughts, which I will get to in a moment. First up, things are getting finalized very rapidly on Orbital Decay,… Continue reading Risking burnout and writerly fetishes.
Okay, so, getting through things roughly in order... In absolutely positive news, things are slowly getting finalized on a novella I've produced for Abaddon Books. What I can confidently say at the moment is that it's provisionally titled 'Orbital Decay', it's around 30 000 words long (fractionally longer than Dangerous Jade), and it's set in… Continue reading Something on the way, back in the slush piles, and Ancillary Justice
Okay, so, in the interest of keeping things all updated and everything on here, since last we spoke, I've gotten some neat reviews, some walks beside the Thames, achieved a lunar landing with a slide rule and logarithm table, and stood in a queue for two and a half hours. Firstly on the reviews front,… Continue reading Recent Reviews, Current Activities
I am within a page or two of finishing up the new War Dog cupcake's first draft. It is fractional, and I feel like I should be writing to finish it even as I write this, but, eh. So it goes. I am not quite sure what I'm going to do with a title for… Continue reading Workblog for the week: Nearly done!
Having another of those somewhat difficult weeks. You know the kind, where every bit of work done is like pulling teeth. So, sadly, not had as many words down as earlier this month, but, at least, progress has been steady and daily. If nothing else, that's something to crow about. I think when I finally… Continue reading Workblog for the week: Pulling teeth.
Well, things have slowed down again, but that initial burst of speed on the War Dog thing looks terribly hopeful indeed, and I hope to pick up on it again by Monday. Otherwise very little to report, really.