Thursday, 12 April 2012

Crazy what you could've had...

So, in the last month and a bit I have:

Had a couple of story acceptances, one of which I'm particularly excited about but can't share with you yet...

Had the nicest, most constructive rejection of a story to date (perversely this felt almost as good as the acceptances)

Had another brilliant month of sales in the UK, and an abysmal one in the US.

Finished writing a story called Drones which is about war, and collective responsibility, and why starring into a computer screen for too long might be a bad idea...

Started writing a story called Sick Leave which is about a teacher, The Black Death, and that spooky little "... we all fall down" song.

Discovered this video of R.E.M. performing 'Country Feedback' in 2001, where Michael Stipe starts seeing lines of Dylan's 'Like A Rolling Stone' over the outro. Godamnit they were good at this point.


You?

6 comments:

Elizabeth Twist said...

Congrats on the acceptances. I got one too, and am *almost* at the point where I can talk about it. (I typically wait for the contract.)

I discovered the Irrepressibles (I would call them a band, but they're more like a pop song playing mini orchestra with a singer).

I started trying to figure out why Lovecraft gives me dreams. (Won't call them bad, although they are creepy.)

I continued enjoying the insanely early spring.

Elizabeth Twist

James Everington said...

Lovecraft dreams - jealous.

Colin F. Barnes said...

Congratulations on the story acceptances and nice rejection, mate. New stories sound interesting!

Me? Launched new website for Anachron Press, and launched Day of Demons fantasy anthology today :)

James Everington said...

Cheers Colin - good luck with Demons. I have done some re-tweetage for you

Anonymous said...

Loved the REM video. This song is on my favorite REM cd, which also contains my favorite REM song of all time, Me in Honey. Thanks for posting it!

Cate Gardner said...

Congrats on the acceptances and I hear you about constructive rejections.