A re-jig of the Asperger’s page and some writing news.
The web-site update is basically corrections and some additional material on the Asperger’s Syndrome & Me – while reading through I realised how many typos I’d made and that I had missed a couple of relevant things out. But I doubt I’ve caught everything, yet, so watch out for more edits at some unknown point in the future!
The last few weeks, my writing has been focused on re-editing the first part of The Longest Night from the New Dryas world. I’m trying to get it into a decent tv script structure as a) I thought I’d try a different format and see if it helped me tighten the story-line up and b) there’s a competition on (Red Planet: [External Link]).
At the same time, I’m trying to get my writing head around that non-speculative fiction project I’ve mentioned before. It’s slow going as I think in spec fic terms when writing – and realising this got me thinking about my Asperger’s and thus the web-site update. My two other ongoing long projects, mentioned briefly before (stand-alones 25 Ways to Kill a Werewolf and The Three Guineveres) have been put on hold. Mainly because with work demands on my brain-space as well as three long projects on the go, I’m having difficulty progressing. I’d rather feel like I’m achieving something and decided to focus on one at a time. The non-spec fic is actually more of a struggle so I thought I’d wrestle with that first.
I’ve also detoured slightly in the last couple of months to produce a short story Cubus Mk I that is a quick look at AIs and human sexuality – as a result of Coyote Con [External Link] in May. The short is currently out looking for a new home but I’m undecided whether to put it on the site as a stand-alone or whether to add it as a separate page as it looks like there will be several versions (Mk II, Mk II, etc) if time ever allows. Similarly, 25 Ways to Kill a Werewolf is trying to make a bid for freedom in that it’s probably set in the Alex Jones world. Not involving Alex (so far) but another reason to leave it stewing for a while so I can see where it’s going more clearly.