Thursday, 4 March 2021

Is this thing still on?

Been a little while since I last blogged which has taken me by surprise. The first couple of months of this year have fallen into a routine for me - working from home, writing, staying up too late to watch Netflix and then repeat the next day. There doesn't appear to be much end in sight to that no matter what the UK governemt says about key dates. We'll see where things go, I guess.

In other news, I've written the first draft of a new book which I'm pretty happy about as it's the first time in close to twenty years I've written without an outline. I had an idea, a character and wanted to see where both would go if I didn't know what was coming beyond the next couple of pages. As most first drafts are terrible (mine, certainly), it's crap with glimpses of something decent in there. It'll take a lot of work to get into shape, but I've got the time.

As I finished that draft yesterday, I've started work on getting The Day Of The New Gods ready for re-release next month. There's less I need to do with this one than there was with The Mirror Of The Nameless but I'm still going through it in close detail. And then there'll be the third and final part in that series. The Nameless is written; it needs a spit and a polish although it's mostly sorted. I'm aiming to have that one out in the summer. In between, I've got a few short stories to send out. Speaking of which, my short pieces The Baby Monitor and The Thing In The Loft will both be published soon at two different publishers. Hoping for good news on others. It's been a while since I've written short stories but I got the taste for them again last year and have notes for a few more jotted down.

New Gods is my main focus for March. Looking forward to revisiting my old friends. If you'd like to meet the Gods after they've been running the show for thirty years, then Mirror is the book for you. And come Day, you get to meet them on their arrival.

Expect shit to go down.

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