Wednesday 14 November 2012

In Which I'm Resurrected

I've been ignoring my blog. Bad writer. Be assured I have slapped my wrists with a ruler. In fact it broke. So what to report...

1) Since last I visited this here corner of the internet I have fallen down several hills (that may not actually classify as hills) with Pendle Hill (or close to) being the most spectacular. Conclusion: I need walking boots or the Bestwick should give me a piggy back on the downward slopes. What I learned from this: sheep hide their humour well.

2) Received my contributor copy of Circus - Fantasy Under the Big Top. I remain stoked by the fact I have a story in a Prime anthology. Dreams are made every day be they big or small. I just vomited.

3) Because if you're making a list there should be at least three things.

4) My story 'Too Delicate for Human Form', which is forthcoming in Dagan Book's Fish anthology, has been selected for Proxima Books' anthology 'Best British Fantasy 2013'. Falls over. Bruises nose.

5) I will / should (someone tie me to a chair - leaving my hands free to type) finish editing my ghostly novella 'The Bureau of Them' this week. When and if I stop procrastinating and exercising and eating and.... Now I'm just coming up with lame excuses.

And that is my cue to leave this blog. Hopefully my next post shall follow shortly or at least within the month.


Anthony Rapino said...

Hi, Cate! I've been negligent of this corner of the net as well. I just checked my Google Reader for the first time in weeks to find 631 entries. Oops!

Yours was first, and here I am. Be careful on those hills!

Deborah Walker said...

Woweee. 'Best British Fantasy' that is so awesome.

'Cirus' looks great. By the way did you see the dark fantasy/horror calls edited by Steve Berman?

Cate Gardner said...

I have been equally as neglectful, Tony. I shall now slap your wrists too. I dread to think how many posts are lurking in my Google Reader.

I didn't. Thanks, Deborah.

K.C. Shaw said...

Wow! Very nice achievements for certain (except for the falling down part).

Michael Stone said...

Nice list. #4 is particularly amazing! Congratulations. And good luck editing The Bureau of Them.

Mihai A. said...

Congratulations for "Best British Fantasy 2013", Cate! Very well deserved! :)
As it is the presence in "Circus". An anthology I am enjoying right now, with a welcomed re-reading of "Manipulating Paper Birds".
I am looking forward to read "The Bureau of Them" too :)

Cate Gardner said...

Thanks, Kate. The falling down part is an achievement too as at least I climbed something ;)

Thanks, Mike. Though I'm rather proud of number 3.

Eek! I'm sure I promised you a copy of Circus, Mihai.

Simon Kewin said...

Great stuff - especially #4. That's just fantastic.

Cate Gardner said...

Thanks, Simon