Thursday, June 10, 2010

Where I'm At

So Bumping didn't go to well - not a single comment. Scratch that idea.

In fact, scratch a lot of things.

I haven't sat my bum in the chair to do some serious writing in 6 months and it's not because I don't want to or because I have writer's block. I've not sat down and worked on the craft because I haven't had the enthusiasm to do so - I couldn't give a rats ass about taking the time.

I still think about my stories. I still mull over possible scenarios to improve Works Once In Progress (WOIP - like VOIP, neither cost anything and without a web cam you can still remain anonymous). I still read research material as if formulating a great plan inside my head which will one day spew forth in a great tide of amazing writing.

I'm over it.

If, and it's a big if, I ever return to writing, then good on me, but if I don't, and this doesn't seem such a big if at the moment, then so be it. I've edited an anthology, ran the market hive for AHWA, been published in an APEX anthology, had over a dozen other short pieces published, learned a lot and made some great friends. Not a very big measure of success, but without that driving need to write, I'm not sure any further successes in this field are likely to come my way.

Dreaming is to be published in the Blackness Within anthology from APEX very soon. Wamphryi will be published in Night to Dawn, October issue. I'm sorry, but both are print publications so you'll have to purchase them if you want to read either - please purchase them (I'm really quite proud of Dreaming - and I've been told the sex scene I wrote is something else...).

After these two have come out, I'll have nothing else coming up. I currently have nothing out on submission. Maybe I'll repost some of my older, already published stuff up here as reprints, but the point is, once October comes and goes, I'll have nothing to post about (unless I start writing again).

So announcements will be very rare from now on.

Good luck with your writing endeavours and may all your submissions find a home.

Best of luck



  1. I'd urge you to reconsider, but you've obviously thought this over and made your decision. I hope you still post about things going on in your life, though. If/when you decide to come back to writing (and please do!), we'll still be here to cheer you on. Until then, just enjoy yourself! I'd say you deserve it.

  2. I am a little late to the shin ding here, but you are a talented writer. I have enjoyed beta reading your works and would like to continue to do so. I think you will be back to it, but it may take some time. I took almost ten years off the last time I did. How are the house projects going, by the way?

  3. I've taken a couple of ten-year breaks in my writing career but managed 7 or 8 published novels anyway. We don't all have to churn out 500+ the way Asimov did. Heck, it's better that we don't.

    Long periods of thinking, short periods of writing, according to Hemingway. Do that, try not to drink him under the table, and go do some living.