There isn’t really much to say, lately, so I’ve dropped out of weekly updates (bad Jo!), as you may have noticed. The only thing that’s changed from a website point of view since my last post a fortnight ago is the announcement of dates for next year’s FightCamp. It’s unlikely I will be going as August looks like it will be a busy period and I can only afford one thing. I just haven’t decided what thing. And, yes, this does mean I need to get off my rear end and write up some more event links. They should be done for next week.
However, in meatspace, things are a bit more interesting (not that I can share all of it) and I am actually working on some writing. I’ve gone back to something I tried writing in July but couldn’t get to work properly. It was intended to be a minor detour into a short story that wouldn’t take me more than a week or so to draft – and therefore wouldn’t distract me much from A Pack Of Lies – using a couple of ideas I’d had in the back of my head for a while. I’d not been certain when said ideas both occurred to me (one as a result of attending WTF13, one not) what length of story they would support so the short story attempt was both a bit forced and a bit rushed in order not to keep me from my main focus at the time. That version ended up at about 5,000 words but didn’t pass the alpha read through. I’m now having a crack at sorting it out again, and… well, We’ll see. The original draft was a story of three parts. The first part was stripped out and rewritten and has doubled in length. Today I start on the second.
(Also, it’s Remembrance Sunday today, and Armistice Day tomorrow. I shall now maintain a respectful silence for a few minutes.)