Contrary to some sensible advice online, I’m doing NaNoWriMo and am up to 10,000 words. I started a day late. I posted a Salon article on Facebook to say what a bad idea it was because the last thing the world needs is more trashy novels. Some more positive people said it was a good … Continue reading NaNoWriMo no no no?
Just for balance. My story 'Pee Pees' was rejected by Phantaxis magazine, an excellent production of Canadian SF that I have reviewed on SFcrowsnest. Naturally, the best way for a magazine to succeed is by printing the best stories and rejecting all the others, especially mine. I don't hold it against them. It really is … Continue reading And Rejection makes you feel bad.
Especially an acceptance from a publisher. Yesterday, I had an email from Tyree Campbell at Alban Lake Publishing to say he is accepting Brigstowe Dragons II: Return of the Black Magician and it will be out next April. Hoorah! Although I have self-published some modest books of short stories (mostly previously published in magazines so … Continue reading Acceptance makes you feel good
These political crises are getting tricky to write about? Kneegate was fairly easy. The word rolls off the tongue, like Watergate or Camillagate. But what is one meant to do with Hug-Gate. Hugate sounds like a gemstone. In any case, it was totally unacceptable. For an older man to hug a woman and then send … Continue reading Hug-Gate or Hugate?
Today I road on the roof of the bus to avoid any inappropriate shoulder rubbing with females. Unfortunately, a pedestrian accused me of looking down her cleavage and I was arrested anyway. The cells were already full of wolf-whistlers, knee touchers and other sex fiends so the police let me off with a caution.
There is no better time than Halloween to read Arnos Hell, a ghost story set in a call centre on the night of the 31st October. Be afraid. But not too afraid. Get it HERE.
My girlfriend always says there is more than one truth – and I disagree – but with self-publishing, she seems to be correct. Surf the net and you will find the following ‘facts’ all over the place. Self-publishing is hard work but do it right and you can make BIG money. (To be fair, none … Continue reading The Two Truths About Self-Publishing