Friday 27 December 2013

Goodbye 2013 - you were (deleted)

You'd think it would be easy to write a blog post about your writing year when there hasn't been all that much too it. You'd think. However, because I haven't achieved anything like I used to do I have a convenient mental block. So here is what I remember of 2013.

I had two novellas published:-

This Foolish & Harmful Delight in Egaeus Press' anthology 'The Transfiguration of Mister Punch' - a beautiful, beautiful book also featuring work by Charles Schneider and D.P. Watt.

In the Broken Birdcage of Kathleen Fair published by Alchemy Press.

I had (coughs) short stories published:-

Puppet Man in Daily Science Fiction
The Binding of Memories in Shimmer
Too Delicate for Human Form in Best British Fantasy 2013
(Audio Reprint) The Scratch of an Old Record appeared on Tales to Terrify
(Audio Reprints) Opheliac and Reflective Curve of a Potion Bottle in Exquisite Death

Damien Walter (of The Guardian) also listed Theatre of Curious Acts in the top five of his Indie Sci-Fi and Fantasy Hunt.

Some people are aware I had a difficult year both writing-wise and personally (the personal affecting the writing, of course) but the new year has already started for me and I'm working on the final draft of my (still untitled) children's novel. IT'S BATS!!!

1 comment:

Deborah Walker said...


That looks like a good year to me. I'm just looking at my stats for Kelda (my horror pen name) and it must be said that they're looking at little thin.

hmmmm. How to move forward? Do I need to do more of the same. Or do I need to do some different. It's puzzling.