So I have a little bit of writing news: I've made my first story sale!
Notice that dark shape that just went zooming past your window? Yeah, that was me doing my victory lap around the planet. I am thrilled, thrilled, thrilled
to officially be in the game! As for the story, it's a dark fantasy novelette, 10,900 words, and it's going to be illustrated. It'll appear at Darwin's Evolutions
at some point in the near future. I'll post again when I have more news about the release date etc. Thrilled, I tell ya!
Another cause for excitement is I've been asked to write a guest blog post for Printsasia
. As I've never guest blogged anywhere before, this is another first for me. The thing is, I've been given free rein to post about pretty much any writing topic, and deciding on a topic is proving damn nigh impossible. Any suggestions or tips? I'm all ears. And a tiny bit nervous about doing this right.
On the story writing front, I've started my Next Short Fiction Project, which already has a nifty title, although I play my WIP titles close to my chest because a) I don't want anyone to pilfer them, and b) I don't want to jinx the project by saying too much too soon. So far it's going slowly, mostly because this is a brand new genre for me, and I'm taking those tentative ranger steps through unfamiliar territory. But, on the flip-side, research is speedy and a bundle of fun. I've been reading lots of Victorian Lit and will soon be diving into a pile of Steampunk. Er, not to be confused with a pile of steaming punks.
Woohoo! Things. Are. Happening. :)