Hack and stories

Those of you who know me will be aware I tend to get distracted by trivial issues (meticulous and details-orientated, that's me). True to form, I have an ongoing irritation about buying black binbags: they're not the right size, or they tear, or they're awkward to tie... Of course, the obvious solution is to try … Continue reading Hack and stories

Very short stories #13

This month's writing has been predominantly work-related: putting together a book proposal, plus drafting, submitting and revising a selection of academic manuscripts (and learning how to use colons properly). Fiction-wise, I'm working on a new steampunk project which is heavier on the gadgetry than the A Quiet Rebellion stories, but without the paranormal powers. There's … Continue reading Very short stories #13

Very short stories #12

The sweltering London summer seems to be calming down, which hopefully means I can sleep (and think!) better. I'm not a big fan of heat, and when the temperature's high, I find it really difficult to concentrate on anything. Fortunately, I was still able to read (just about), and I've posted a few book reviews. … Continue reading Very short stories #12

Very short stories #11

I mentioned a couple of posts ago that I entered this year's Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off (SPFBO) contest with A Quiet Rebellion:Guilt. In the spirit of the contest, I'm reading (some of) the other entries and posting reviews on Goodreads as well as LibraryThing. Books I've reviewed so far are: Strings of Chance by Jeff Pryor … Continue reading Very short stories #11