It’s a hot and sticky Sunday (especially sticky) and thoughts, along with words, are just sticking between my fingers and don’t want to come out. So stuff editing! It’s an unproductive mess of an afternoon. But since I have now completed the second draft of my current dystopian YA project The Dream Parade (Part One) (yay!) I thought it’s maybe time for the cover reveal, which I am very proudly presenting to you. August definitely looks like a realistic publication date for this now. Such relief!
Any thoughts on the cover? Feel free to let me know in the comments below. Otherwise, enjoy your Sunday. Hope you are doing much better than me.
So, after crapping all over writing prompts on Sunday, karma has sent me the self-doubts. Of course. How could it be otherwise? At least I can trust that Ira Glass is…was…is (?) a man who can understand what this feels like. My boss is sending me to a leadership lifestyle course for the day and I thought some cheery words about storytelling and the 1 simple trick to help overcome the self-loathing we writers know all too well would be good material for a bit of #TuesdayMotivation. Stay strong!
How is your writing going today – feeling on top of the world or worse than a rat in the gutter? Ha, see what I did there? Let me know in the comments below and happy writing.
A rat came up my toilet and wreaked havoc in my kitchen! How did this happen you ask? Believe it or not but in Cardiff, many houses (including mine) have a bathroom bordering on the kitchen.
Yeah gross…but OMG I had no idea just how bad things can get. I am told that this is quite normal given the high rainfall recently…with sewers getting flooded apparently rats trying to escape them is to be expected…
Am I the only one who thinks that’s total BS and that nobody should expect anything like this as a matter of course?!
So, I hope you can forgive me for ranting about this. Back to my normal posts on Sunday.
As previously announced, my new zombie short story ‘RoadKill’ is now ready for reading on Wattpad. This one is a little bit different from my zombie short fiction debut ‘The Run’ as it is more concerned with creating a voice and tackling a very personal and emotional perspective of the zombie apocalypse. Anyway, let me […]
So, this has been a productive week and since it is Bank Holiday Weekend in the UK, I thought I’d take the chance to complete another zombie short story that I have been planning for a while. Of course, there is still some editing to do but you can enjoy the cover reveal whilst I take care of that.
If you have just gotten a new cover too, or if you have been lucky enough to finish a piece of work recently don’t forget to share this in the comments below. Comments and thoughts about the cover are also welcome.
If you’ve read my fiction samples, you’ll know that what I write is about as far away from pulp fiction as London from Auckland (at least 11,389 miles). Nonetheless, many of my more eccentric ideas have been inspired by the quotes of great pulp fiction movies…mainly quotes from Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction to be exact. The […]