Wednesday, 9 February 2011

WIP Wednesday - Cream Tea, Ashes and Shipwrecks

I'm certain today is Tuesday. I think I have sugar brain due to cake consumption--my friend's birthday; she is now very old as I told her many times during the day. I think she hates me a little now but then she did feed me cake and we all know that is a bad thing to do. I think I have whipped cream oozing from my ears.

So if it is Wednesday, then I should tell you all the wonderful things about my WIP - Of Wrecks, White Noise and Abandoned Beaches. It's a short story. It has a complete first draft that needs an injection of subplot. There are lots of seashells. There are not so many people. It is not as cool as the picture to the right. I must work to make it cooler. Is that even possible?

In other news, my short story 'And, the Bride Wore Ashes' has sold to Phantasmacore. Bride takes place inside a snowglobe (as all good stories must) and is populated by a girl, a jilted Buster Keatonesque groom and a wedding dress made of moths. It should be online in March.

15 comments:

Aaron Polson said...

Huzzah and congrats, Cate! I look forward to reading "And, the Bride..."

"as all good stories must" indeed.

Cate Gardner said...

Thanks, Aaron.

Simon said...

WSAHD, Cate! There's just no stopping you,is there? Even with cake. :D

(My word verification for this post is 'ingumper'. That's got to belong in one of our stories, surely?)

Oh, and Aaron (pardon me for shouting over your head, Cate)- really enjoyed 'Loathsome, Dark and
Deep' 'Tis truly a cracker.

Josh Reynolds said...

Nice! Congratulations!

Kara McElhinny said...

That's a great new title! Very intriguing!!

Danielle Ferries said...

Congrats on the sale. Love the title.

Aaron Polson said...

*whispers* thanks Simon

Michael Stone said...

Hurrah for the sale, and hurrah for cake. I had cake madness last Sunday so I do sympathise with you.

India Drummond said...

Congratulations! that's great news!

Barry Napier said...

I am still of the opinion that you could compile a list of your titles and market it as a book of poetry.

K.C. Shaw said...

Congrats on the sale!

I want a wedding gown made of moths. One good thing, you'd never have to worry about moths getting into it. In fact, you'd encourage them!

Natalie L. Sin said...

There aren't enough moths in high fashion.

Cate Gardner said...

I'm thinking title, Simon ;)

Thanks, Josh.

Thanks, Kara

Thanks, Danielle

Ooh, cake madness. Now I feel I didn't have enough cake, Mike.

Thanks, India


It could be a book of 'write your own poetry', Barry. Subtitled - I've given you the title, what more do you want??? Blood.

Plus they tickle, Kate.

We must change that, Natalie.

Katey said...

Mmm wedding dress made of moths! Congratulations, Cate--can't wait to see it.

Cate Gardner said...

Thanks, Katey