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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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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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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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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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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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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