Monday, January 18, 2010

Falling Way Behind

I've been a little preoccupied with life outside of writing for the past four or five days, hence my lack of blogging and any real progress in any of my areas of writing.

My car is about to cost me a packet to keep it on the road and we lost our second straight game of cricket on the weekend. Life is going well.

I have finally started working on the tiles in the bathroom though.

This week - lots more editing of Dark Pages antho stories. One is done and is ready to send. I have two others to go over before they go to the publisher and then get sent on to the authors. The way we're doing things, it passes through a nunber of different levels so hopefully it requires less passing back and forth to come up with an acceptably more brilliant piece. And, on that note, for those of you who may have missed it, the ToC (Table of Contents) for the anthology has been officially announced over at Blade Red. It took me a long time to narrow the field and then I had some great input from my copy editors to finalise the ToC. It then took me a few attempts to come up with the ToC order - which is:

The Stain of the Psychopomp King by Lucien E G Spelman
Heart Of Ice by Martin Livings
Neptune’s Garden by Lisa A Koosis
Dust by Naomi Bell
To Die For by S D Matley
The Franchise by Joe L Murr
Clip Notes by Marty Young
Blood on Green by Victoria Anisman-Reiner
Cargo by Aaron Polson
Nepenthe by Felicity Dowker
Yellow Water Pike by Derek Rutherford
Surveying The Land by B D Wilson
Nightwork by Robert Neilson
Hand And Cradle by Trent Roman

Expect cover art in the not too distant future.

I've also got a short story I want to do more work on, a book to read and, of course, the tiles to finish.

Oh, and at the end of this week, my big project at work is rolled out so that has to all be good to go.

Glad the kids go back to school next week - things might go back to some form of normality and I'll manage to get into a routine. 2010 has been pretty much a write-off so far.


  1. Busy, busy, busy... I hope your anthology sells by the truckload.

  2. Huzzah on the TOC! I see several names I know : )

  3. 'The Stain of the Psychopomp King' has to be one of the best titles for a story this year! Can only begin to imagine what that's about.


  4. Well BT,

    I'm flattered to be opening the anthology, and I see quite a few names I'm familiar with also. I'm in good company here I think, and I'm looking forward to this one.


  5. Looking forward to reading this one.

  6. Yep - way too busy.

    Rich - imagine away - and you'd still be wrong.

    LEGS - I'm stoked to have you on board. Thank you for considering us with this amazing piece.

  7. More than a few names in that ToC that make my heart beat faster. So excited!