What I’ve been up to…
This month has been less about writing blog posts, and more about getting on with actual writing.
Wise Phuul is still in second edit stage at the publisher, so there’s not much more I can do with it until it comes back, but that doesn’t mean I can’t work on other, less intensive, projects. And for something like that, short stories are ideal – though I’ll always recall reading a comment from Stephen Donaldson that compared novels to beer and short stories to champagne. Writing short and writing long are different skills.
March has been a sufficiently productive month that I’ve managed two stories.
Après moi, le déluge is science-fiction. Set on a habitable Antarctica long after global warming has wrecked the rest of the globe, our protagonist visits the Duc de Rossland with terrible news. Oh, and as you might guess from the title, the culture is akin to pre-revolutionary France.
Gone Fishing is horror. Set in modern day Turkey, some local Kurds are objecting to the redirection of a river. Our protagonist has to investigate.
I’m currently shopping around Après moi, le déluge to the various science-fiction magazines. Fingers crossed it finds a home – if it does, I’ll post a link on the bibliography page.
Gone Fishing is currently being polished up prior to being sent out.