Monday 1 October 2012

Where Have I Been?

   Where have I been?! It's funny because over the past few weeks I've been spending my time actually writing lots of blog posts, I've just not gotten around to posting them yet. I still need to take some pictures to accompany them, but I've done so much work for the blog lately that it's really quite strange to look at it and see a tumble weed roll past.
   Admittedly, no, I have been doing more than just working on my blog. Mists of Pandaria, World of Warcraft's latest expansion, came out on the 25th and I've been glued to it since; I've also been doing a lot of work on Grumble Cave Monsters - custom orders, tribal weapons and tools - and I've followed VividPlease's suggestion and began work on a book of short stories for Grumble Cave, too. I've got two out of a minimum of six stories finished. I've been quite busy, and it's felt great, but trying to keep on top of things is difficult with so many balls in the air.

   I have five posts, maybe more, completed for my series of fantasy writing tips (though some of the posts can be applied to other genres), and I have more planned; I have five posts about collections, a couple of tutorials, and a few other posts in mind, too - one about my favourite job ever.
   I also sent my work out to another agency last week - with tracking - but I don't have high hopes. But it did occurr to me that with the release of The Hobbit December 14th (cannot wait) 2012, December 2013, and summer 2014, there could well be a rise in interest in fantasy. At any rate, sales of The Hobbit will increase. Buuuut at the same time, while it is faaaar from my first piece of work, it is still only the first piece I'm happy to send to agencies for representation, so I really don't see it working out so soon, nine years of work and practise or not.

   How is everyone else? I've not heard from some of you for a while. What have you all been up to? Had any nice days off? Or holidays in Paris? Let me know! I'm interested.


  1. I love the idea of stories accompanying the monsters, that is so unique!


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