Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Tangent

Over at Tangent Online they've reviewed the anthology 'The Company He Keeps', here's a little of what Maria Lin had to say about my story 'The Hollow Framework for the Cotton Man'...

“The Hollow Framework for the Cotton Man” comes at a perfect time of year, and adds a little more creepiness to farm fields already made terrifying by prior horror stories. While having a scarecrow chase you is rather high on the scary factor, the toll man in the story is one of those insane and amicable sorts..." Read the rest of the review here...

Daily Word Count: 1944 (I can live with that)
Total Word Count: 5043

Googled: How to board a zeppelin?
Where I insist: Despite the steampunkish presence of zeppelins this book is not, I repeat not, steampunk.
Reference to Famous Person: Glenn Miller
Things determined to scupper me: New starter at work absconded which means I'm on overtime duty. Bah Humbug! I'm trying to write a book, people. WTF. You couldn't do this to me in October. Digs in heels. I will win this battle even if I have to get up at 3 a.m.

10 comments:

Aaron Polson said...

Cheers, Cate. Great review.

And 5K? You're right on target...one tenth of the way there.

Barry Napier said...

Stupid American question....

what does "Scupper" mean?...

Danielle Ferries said...

Smashing word count and a great review.

Corinne said...

Oh, great review! That must be so exciting.

And you're making fab progress on NaNo, too. Awesome! :)

Josh Reynolds said...

Awesome review! And your word count has me seething with envy.

Kate said...

Great review, congratulations

Cate Gardner said...

Ooh, one tenth, Aaron. I didn't realise. And now I'm slightly over one tenth of the way... Very slightly.

Barry, 'trying to stop me completing my task'.

Thanks, Danielle.

Thanks, Corinne.

Josh, as this book is very action based, your action writing skills have be...okay not seething with envy, but envious.

Thanks, Kate

Natalie L. Sin said...

You don't see enough zepplins these days.

Katey said...

Congrats on the awesome review!

How disobliging of your work people. No consideration at all for the sacredness of November :/

Cate Gardner said...

I agree, Natalie.

They should be reprimanded, Katey.