I knew I hadn't blogged for some time, but I was surprised to see that my last piece was posted in August. Why? Well, an intensive German class for one. Not sure how much I learnt. Less than I had hoped. And putting finishing touches to my novel, with my agent on board. A great process, that I'll talk about more another time. As much as anything else, though, I think life got the better of me. I've been busy out in the real world in a way I haven't been for some time, and it's been pleasant.
But now it's January and there's even a little bit of snow on the ground. It's bitterly cold here in Berlin. I'm going to start writing a second novel in a few months time (and no, for those of you who read my last post, I didn't just go for it) but not until the weather gets better. I'm thinking about blogging about the writing process. There's this sort of fatalistic stigma attached to the second film, so I'm interested to see how it goes with a second novel and sharing my experiences.
I have a flash piece live at Metazen in the next few days. I'm not sure this one is typical of me, but I love it a little bit extra for that. I've also had an acceptance from Fractured West. I'm not sure when that piece will be published, but I'll keep you posted. This is all good going, two submissions this year, two acceptances. I doubt it will continue this way unless I actually write some more flash. Not much lying around to submit and, last year, I worked almost entirely on my novel. The coming year will hopefully be a bit of both.