Monday, August 11, 2008

A Productive Fortnight

It’s been a busy two weeks here at The Science of Fiction headquarters.

I finished reading The Last Theorem and wrote a review, read and reviewed Midnight Street #11 and I’m now reading Celebration – which so far is proving entertainingly varied.

I’ve also written a fair bit of my article based on The Editors interviews as well as working on the final three interviews.

Most satisfying of all, I wrote three stories last week at 800, 1100 and 4800 words. As if that has relieved a log-jam in my brain I suddenly managed to get the next scene in the Roadmaker novel straight in my head and then sat down and properly planned out the rest of the novel. You’re actually supposed to do that before you start but I’ve always been a ‘start writing with a vague idea of where you’re going’ kind of person. The article in Focus magazine recently gave me food for thought though. I feel a lot more confident that I can now keep on writing without regular long pauses.

Meanwhile, the Whispers of Wickedness review section has been nominated in the non-fiction category of the BFS Awards. I like to think that my 6 reviews on that site contributed towards this in some small way.

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