I published my second short story collection, Boomsticks, which contains 14 stories including a 40,000-word novella set within my Nephos world. I already have two reviews, one of which states: "The author cites Stephen King, Terry Pratchett and Philip Pullman as key inspirations, and their influence is clearly seen and, most importantly, done justice!"
I crashed out of JuNoWriMo with fewer than 20,000 words. My productivity was shamefully derailed by two epic stags weekends. But on the bright side, those stag weekends let me coasteer, throw axes and shoot an arsenal of guns. Worth it!
I have read...
- I abandoned reading completely to focus on writing.
- However, I have recently started reading The Tethered Mage by Melissa Caruso.
I have blogged...
I have written...
- 53,564 words towards Nephos 3, meaning the total word count so far is a whopping 176,894 words, longer than Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
Out and about
- I attended The Book Club meet-up in Birmingham. I posted my Top 10 highlights.
- I judged the Birmingham Writers' Group Summer Competition.
Dates to remember
- 27th June - National Writing Day
I am attending Edge-Lit for the first ever time. Less than two weeks to go!