Sunday 10 May 2020

Breaking on Paperback, Reading & Other Thoughts...

Hey! How are you? Today, I want to start with a very cool announcement.

My Short Sharp Shocks! novelette from Demain Publishing, BREAKING THE HABIT, is now available on paperback. Yay. 😃

If you're interested in reading all about Isla's bloody honeymoon, you can grab a copy from: Amazon US | Amazon UKAmazon Australia | Amazon Canada | The Book Depository

I can't wait to see a copy myself. 😁

So, how are things going in your corner of the world? Here in Australia, our pathetic government has decided to start lifting lockdown restrictions. And you know what that means. People are everywhere, and none of them give a crap about social distancing. I suspect a second wave will hit soon...

The only reason we're keeping an eye on things is to make sure we keep our distance. We're going to do the same thing we've been doing for weeks and will only go out for our daily walks + fortnightly grocery shopping.

Unlike so many others, we haven't forgotten about the pandemic. You know, the one that still has no treatment or vaccine? Yeah, that one.

Anyway, this week was AWESOME for reading. I mean, just check out all the novels, novellas and short stories I reviewed below. But it was TERRIBLE for emails. I got several anthology Rs and one was cancelled. 😳

It's a total downer, but I did the usual: let it sting and let it go.

It also got me thinking about anthology submission calls. I like to check them out as often as I can and then write a story for the ones that interest me. But I think it's time to take a break. Unless I already have an appropriate story, I'm not going to go out of my way to write anything specific.

I need a break from the rejection carousel. I need to concentrate on what makes me happy. And that's writing. No matter what, nothing stops me from developing ideas and writing stories. And that's what I'm going to keep doing.

Speaking of which, tomorrow I plan to start working on the second draft of the novella first draft I finished late last month.

One last thing. We watched the WESTWORLD S3 finale and it was fantastic. I absolutely adore this show and haven't stopped thinking about all the cool and sad things that happened. Can't wait for the next season.

Well, that's it for this week.

Hope you all have a safe one!

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