Sunday, 23 March 2008

Happy Easter!!!

Happy, Happy, Happy Easter - and yes, I have already had too much chocolate. I'm kind of procrastinating at the moment. And later I'll not only be procrastinating but sweating. I am going to face an old, old fear... Wait for it...

The evil that is The Wizard of Oz! Cue clip:




The film creeps me out and I don't know why. So now that I am old and brave, well older and a little bit braver, I am going to tackle it. Next up The Omen!!!

Been a bad week, been a good week.

First the bad, my zombie story for the 'Bits of the Dead' anthology was rejected (and I have a feeling if I submit again, come the zombie invasion, the editor is going to post a McDonald's sign above my house - of course, that doesn't mean I've been put off from submitting again. LOL! I want to crack this zombie market, its too cool a project). Now the good, or almost good... Morrigan Books are, I quote 'seriously considering' my story 'When the Cloak Falls' for The Age of Blood and Snow anthology. Of course that is by no means an acceptance, or even a hint of one, but at least they didn't change their address, phone number and go into hiding.

Okay, must go now, more Easter Eggs to hunt for...

9 comments:

K.C. Shaw said...

Ooh, good luck with Morrigan Books! Sounds promising!

I watched The Wizard of Oz last year for the first time as an adult, and that movie is seriously weird.

Jeff Parish said...

Good luck with Blood & Snow...I'll keep my fingers and toes crossed for both of us (I'm in the same boat there with "Tricksters.").

I've also got a story in the second round for consideration in "Bits."

Catherine J Gardner said...

Cheers Jeff - and good luck to you with both submissions.

Erik Smetana said...

Congrats on the strong consideration, hope it works out. Still trying to finish my Bits story, and the more I work on it the less I feel it is going to be what they are looking for. Oh well.

Catherine J Gardner said...

Thanks Eric... I live in hope, as always.

Good luck with Bits, I'm too chicken to try my luck again.

J.C. Tabler said...

How was I not aware of this "Bits of the Dead" anthology? Oh, yeah, I was trying my hand at "literary" fiction to make my wife happy.

500 words? Let's see if I can come up with a zombie story with some kick in that time period, eh?

Catherine J Gardner said...

I don't think Bits is listed on Duotrope or Ralan as it doesn't have any web presence.

Good luck with your story.

markdeniz said...

Well we only change our phone number every three years so you just missed out on that one...

Good luck with your story, I like the title!

Catherine J Gardner said...

Thanks Mark :)