Monday, 21 June 2010
Hit the 40,000 mark this morning. A little bit behind on my target but I'm still very happy at the way things are going. I went back and done a lot of edits of early chapters as when I was trying to write some new stuff it was playing on my mind. This is not the text book way of doing things but I suppose whatever works best for the individual should be the right thing to do.
So the story so far- first quarter of the book seems about right apart from a full edit by someone else, second quarter still needs a little work but is pretty close and the last half has some chapters done in first draft and a couple that are only a paragraph long.
I'm still hoping to get it finished by mid July but it's probably going to be closer to the end of the month.
I'll update again when I hit the 50,000 and who knows I may even have decided on a title by then.
Wednesday, 16 June 2010
Just got news that I've had a story accepted for Eye Witness: Zombie for May December Publications. This is a quite new publisher and they seem to have a huge hunger and desire to succeed so best wishes to them. All of these story are first person from people reporting on the Apocalypse for TV or radio etc. My story is called "Eye in the Sky" and follows a helicopter reporter who instead of doing traffic jams he tells people of any hot spots full of zombies.
Here is the TOC-
1 Tonia Brown Doomsday Ramblings
2 Patrick D’Orazio A Soldiers Lament
3 William Wood Childish Things
4 Lyle Perez Dead of Old
5 Kris Ashton Mere Symptoms of Living
6 Brad Zipprich Hunt Through the Night
7 Stephanie Kincaid All In Your Head
8 Billy Lederman The Nightmare
9 Tony Monchinski Run Through the Jungle
10 Nikki Sedlock Dredge
11 Mike Harrison One Nation Undead
12 John McCuaig Eye in the Sky
13 Michael A. Shaffer Embedded
14 Sean Hoade Dead Man’s Hand; Or, Reviva Las Vegas!
15 Ron Harris Baby Killer
The publisher has a few "surprises" lined up and I'll update you as they happen.
Thursday, 3 June 2010
Here's a first look at the completed cover for the upcoming Library of Horror release- The Scrolls of Anubis.
This anthology is packed with Mummy tales and sounds like a lot of fun.
My story is called The Rise Of Terefini and is a traditional tale set in Victorian times about an archeological dig which finds a secret chamber with a nasty surprise inside.
I'll update when we get the release information.