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Sunday, 1 January 2012

Blog - 01/01/12

Happy New Year!

Last month saw the release of my new Christmas short story ‘She Promised Me Snow’. I’m just glad I managed to have something new for you to read before the year ended! I used it to coincide with the launch of my new Facebook page, so a few ‘likes’ on that would be most welcome! Links to both have been included at the bottom of the post.

Of course, I’d already started on the Christmas story the month before so it didn’t take up all of my time. I closed the current ‘Three Words’ post and have used the winning entry to write another short story, completing the first draft. The plan is to implement a new system of writing something, leaving it, and then coming back to it after a while to get a better view of it - so it’ll be some time before you get to read it. On the topic of ‘Three Words’ there’s not going to be a new post open for a bit because I have a small backlog to catch up on of half completed short stories or ideas of my own. It’d be nice to have a few more of you making your suggestions when it comes around though and hopefully the Facebook page will open up more opportunity to get involved for those of you who don’t have a Twitter or Google account.

My new year’s resolution is to get something published this year (did I hear someone laughing?) even if that means self-publishing or just getting a short story printed in an anthology. I think my best hope for that is with my Nick Flockman novella if I ever finish it and self-publishing looks the most likely option, but if I finish it early enough I might try and present it to some literary agents. Failing that I’ll try and release it myself at Christmas, so er here’s hoping! For now though it’s back to the sky-pirates. I think it’s actually going to end up longer than Nick Flockman at this rate so again, patience my friends!

In terms of reading, ‘A Clash of Kings’ finally arrived about halfway through the month and has since been demolished. I have now started on ‘A Storm of Swords’ which I got, as well as the rest of the series, for Christmas! I won’t have that problem of waiting for the next book this time around! It is fantastic reading and again, highly recommended and providing me with much inspiration!

‘She Promised Me Snow’ – http://bit.ly/sTAzJC

Facebook Page – http://on.fb.me/vGWDW6