Month: March 2006

Finish Line

Done! Deadline is in two days, days in which I have absolutely no time for revisions. I guess I’ll let it simmer for a while and get back to it later today for a final revision run. After that, I’ll have to turn it over to Agog!… But it sure feels good to have completed […]

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It’s A Small World After All

I shouldn’t be allowed to keep a web log; whenever something interesting happens, I get too excited to think of writing an entry. It’s been a week already since my first meeting with the most important Dutch specfic publisher (M, part of De Boekerij), and only now do I remember to report on it. He […]

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Always End On A Bit Of Vomiting

Another 1,200 words for a total of 5,800 words, and the idea that my original revised estimate of 7,500 is a bit on the high side. The instant I wrote the words ‘vomited violently’, the phone rang. Should I take this as a sign? I added a period, saved the file and answered. We’ll see […]

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Reacquiring Target…

With 4,600 words on the clock and nowhere near the resolution, I’m afraid I’m going to have to re-evaluate the expected word count. But still, another 1,100 words is not bad, and I’m entitled to yet another self-reward. Prisoner of War SF short. Targeted for Agog! Ripping Reads, the 2006 anthology from Agog! Press.

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War Stories

As promised, here’s an update on writing progress. With the deadline for the target anthology less than two weeks away, it’s far from enough yet, but going from 2,500 to 3,500 words is satisfying. Hey, that’s 1,000 new words; I’m entitled to a reward! I’m still open to ideas about that… Prisoner of War SF […]

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Worth Every Cent

Flying to London last Sunday with my girlfriend to attend the London Book Fair, hang out at the New Era (Galaxy Press) booth and meet publishers, I was very aware that by ratio of money spent to hours at destination it might very well be the most expensive trip I’ve ever undertaken. We arrived at […]

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Mission Statement

Time to get off my butt and write. As an incentive, I’m going to figure out a way to reward myself for every 1,000 words I produce – this thread is wide open for every sensible and insensible suggestion in that area. To force my hand, I’m going to follow the example jaylake set and […]

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Keepin Up Appearances

My First Appearance! I’ll be at the London Book Fair this Sunday afternoon, at the ExCel London venue. Feel like coming over? It’s a great opportunity to get a first peek at the Writers of the Future 2005 documentary (directed by Taron Lexton of United fame). And of course, there may be some copies of […]

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Documentary Evidence

Last Monday, upon coming home from work, I found a message on my machine informing me that Hugh and Claude of Writers of the Future and Galaxy Press fame were in town! The message stated that they had something cool to show me, and it wasn’t hard to guess what that would be. And indeed, […]

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