I am not very good at keeping a blog. I often say nothing for months and then spill loads. At the moment, I am up to my neck in work stuff and I love it.
I have been made co-editor of an anthology ‘Terra Nullis’ with the amazing Kate Coe. I have to catch up with her on reading the submissions but so far, I am incredibly impressed. It’s going to be very hard to say no to some of these.
The odd thing about reading submissions is that my teacher brain takes over and I start making notes on where edits could be made. It took me a while to realise that I don’t have to do that, yet, so now I am picking up the pace as I also want to help Sammy with the slush pile for the other anthologies. Having a little one makes that hard but it’s half term and she’s in nursery tomorrow and Friday.
‘Cruelty 2’ has become a 2 and 3. Because of this, I needed more time to write and Sammy very kindly gave it to me. The idea was simply too big to contain in one book. This all means that release gets pushed back as it needs to go through editing and several other processes first but I honestly don’t mind. I’d rather have it as close to perfect as possible before it’s released.
I’ve also planned a novella for Paddock, who is one of the main cast for ‘Cruelty 3’ and I have been writing a short Faroust story as well. He’s lots of fun, and has always been, to write. There are other, non-Cruelty things, I want to do but they have to wait their turn.
Until next time