It's been a while since I've done a general update blog post so I figure while I drink this fine cup of coffee and a Sunday afternoon in October ticks by and looks like every other day in October (did I mention I hate autumn?), it's a good time for one.
Writing-wise, it's all busy. My stories for Die Laughing are all coming along nicely thanks to feedback from a few writer friends and one of the best editors I've ever worked with - Dave Thomas over at DarkFuse. I've got another five or six to get feedback on before a final read through on all and deciding on titles and in which order they go. Of course, there's the whole technical side of doing it myself I need to look at in much more detail, but it's more important to get the work done first.
I had a read of my last novella this week. 38k at the moment. It's patchy with glimpses of some decent stuff so I'm about ready to note down the biggest issues and work out how to fix them. It'll need a title at some point - none have come to mind at all so I just call it The Building Story. Easier than Five People Are Stuck In An Office Building With Their Worst Fears.
My last completed novel, currently titled Myrefall, still needs a fresh draft. Not quite sure how it's going to work out. I've never had as much trouble with a book as this one. It'll work out in the end; getting to that end is proving a problem. My original plan was to tackle Myrefall before the novella, but it'll be easier to work on short stories and a novella rather than a novel and the stories. He said hopefully.
Outside writing, there's not a lot going on. Our house is still on the market (so much for an upturn in house sales); I'm in the middle of a photography course for a work thing and it's my birthday in about a month. Three years off forty. Which is just stupid so we won't talk about that.
Enjoy what's left of the weekend, all.