No cuteness for you this week. I’ve decided you’re on a diet.
I have now finished the beta reading of a friend of a friend’s work and I’m back into my own stuff. I’m partway through writing a short story sort of sideways inspired by the recent “Meet The Romans” series on BBC2 (the 1st episode on BBC iPlayer is here: [External Link]). It’s not really historical, it’s not really fantasy – it’s just… Well, maybe you’ll find out one day!
Longer fiction projects are on hold for the moment. I suspect this translates as The Gens and the novella idea I had have sputtered to a halt. Both refuse to come out the way I want them to – I can’t get more than 100 words out at a time and it always reads wrong, as in not what I actually want it to say – so it’s not the right time for them, after all. I’m thinking about launching back into the WIP I tend to refer to as A Granted Wish once I’ve got the short story out of the way. A Granted Wish started as a short story but it doesn’t feel like it’s the right end for the main character actual character and it could do with more depth. So, basically, it wants a higher word count and more time.
I’ll be getting back to my notes on language this week and publishing at least a static page and one blog post in the next couple of weeks. I’ll aim to publish one a week, midweek (i.e. Tuesday/ Wednesday). The first will be up this week.
And, the final bit you might be interested in: I made it to Cold Hanworth Forge [External Link] for the first time in ages on Saturday. I hope to get back for the Spring Bank Holiday weekend at the end of May to finish off the piece(s) Bob Oakes and I started this weekend. (Photos when it’s done.)
Bob also took me to go and see the Lincoln Art Works gallery [External Link] – and I ended up buying some presents. There are some lovely works on display and Rosie Ablewhite, proprietor and artist in residence is a lovely woman. Well worth a visit if you’re in Lincoln area!