Month: March 2012

Marching

March already!

I’ve been meaning to update the blog for a few weeks now, but I’ve been putting it off, convinced that some new announcement is imminent: another story sale, an award short-listing, critical acclaim…but, alas, none of these things have come to pass. No, hold on — Diabolical Plots did honour “Amy’s First” with a “Recommended” rating, so one out of an ambitious three ain’t bad.

It’s been an unusually productive few months on the short story front so far this year. I’ve completed two flash pieces and three longer stories ranging between 4K and 8K words. Amazing, considering what Real Life and Day Jobbery have thrown at me. On the flip-side, progress with the second draft of the novel has been…erratic. Still managed to get 44% or so through it, but the major rehaul I’d envisaged has turned into more of a polishing exercise. Maybe that’s a good sign…