Thursday, 19 October 2006

Down Under

Woke up to an email this morning from an editor of an Oz mag wanting to buy the 2nd Rights to a short story I sent her in May. As I'd forgotten she still had it, it came as a nice surprise. My Christmas fund is stacking up nicely.

Wednesday, 18 October 2006

A Series of Unfortunate Events

Whether or not it's a publicity stunt remains to be seen, but thousands (nay, millions) of readers will be sad to hear the last Lemony Snicket book, the thirteenth in the series, has been published.

For those not familiar with LS, the books follow the adventures of the three wealthy Baudelaire children who are sent to live with a distant relative, Count Olaf, after their parents are killed in a fire. Cousin Olaf isn't the kindly guardian they'd hoped for as he plans to kill them and seize their fortune.

Jim Carrey played Count Olaf in the movie - a brilliant role for him, I thought.

Book Blurb Quote :

You are presumably looking at the back of this book, or the end of the end. The end of the end is the best place to begin the end, because if you read the end from the beginning of the beginning of the end to the end of the end of the end, you will arrive at the end of the end of your rope. - Lemony Snicket

Tuesday, 17 October 2006

Foggy Thoughts

Is it really Tuesday? Where did the weekend go? I know I spent most of it fiddling with the new PC and getting it just so...

One short story sale to report to Allas, Sweden. Been a while since I got a sale with them so especially pleased. As a writing mate remarked, 'It's like an old friend appearing out of a dense fog'. Sums it up perfectly.

NaNoWriMo's upon us again. I admire anyone who signs up for masochistic task. The thought of completing a novel, however dire, in 30 days... sends me queasy just thinking about it.