It’s been a while since I posted in here but it’s something I’d like to revive so I thought I’d start off with a quick update on me and my writing.
I’ll start with the fantastic news that I’ve had a drabble accepted by Black Hare Press, in their Dark Moments (Lovers) theme for January, which can be read here: https://www.blackharepress.com/a-moment-of-silence/
This was an unexpected but awesome surprise and gave me some faith that this year could be full of big things! It’s always a challenge to write a whole story in exactly 100 words and I’m honoured that they liked it enough to publish.
In other news, I have now parted ways with my longtime agent, so both Master Hunter and my as-yet-untitled maybe Space Opera novels are in limbo while I work out my next step. I would like to pursue traditional publishing with these two so I’ll be submitting and querying agents fairly soon.
I am currently researching self-publishing with the intent to produce and publish a collection of my sci-fi horror stories later this year. These will include The Long Sleeper, Blossom, Sleeping Dogs, Tunnel Rat, and a short novella (as yet untitled). If you’ve read any of these (or parts of them) you should this won’t be a comfort read! All these are complete and I’ve been busy tweaking them to get them in shape for a professional edit. I still have to iron the kinks out of the novella and then I’ll be good to go.
Otherwise, I’m making sure to submit regularly, taking a course on short stories with Curtis Brown Creative, reading plenty and starting to lean away from straight-up horror, which I wrote a fair amount of last year. I bang on about space enough that it’s time I took it more seriously, so expect to see more sci-fi stories out of me as the year goes by.
Besides all that, I’ve applied to uni for this September and am busy job-hunting so I have some pennies to shove into my projects!
I absolutely suck at self-promotion still so I’m going to try to update this regularly. It might not always be creative work. May chuck in the odd review and rant just to get a feel for posting again. Let me know if you’d like to see anything in particular and thanks for reading if you made it this far!
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Sucks that you’ve parted ways, but wishing you well on your writing journey post-agent! And yeah, self promotion is a tough thing to learn as writers, I can totally relate with you on that. Either way, here’s to find our paths!
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Thank you! Yes I’m going to be looking around for another agent and submitting regularly. Best of luck to you too!