The past couple of months have been another case of blog or write? As always, I’ve been choosing to write. Writing at just over 1600 words a day, I have a finished first draft standing at 83,973 words. When working on short stories I do about 500 words a day, getting my writing done in the evening, so this has been a dramatic change. It’s been hard work but fun. The story was bubbling away in my head and it’s good to see it down on the page. Time to let that sit and then I’ll check the notes I made along the way, reread and redraft it.
In the meantime, the things I was working on before need to be revisited, whipped into shape, synopses polished, covering letters edited, and then pitched out.
Also in the past few months I’ve managed to read and watch a few things. I’ve been enjoying Black Magick by Greg Rucka, Absalom by Gordon Rennie, WandaVision, Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Palm Springs, and The Girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave and The Wise Friend by Ramsey Campbell – both seen here in my “to read” collection.
Currently enjoying The Hollow Places by T Kingfisher (it’s wonderfully creepy…)