Do people really like reading these kind of blog posts, where a writer details how much 'progress' they have made in the previous month? I'm really not sure. I'm not even sure if I like reading them, other than the warm glow when a writer I admire is obviously getting the recognition they deserve (the 'warm glow' may also be accompanied by gnawing jealousy, but hey).
So... July. An up and down month.
I sold more copies of The Other Room, The Shelter, and First Time Buyers in the UK than ever before; The Shelter in particular rose to the giddy heights of #2 in the Amazon/Horror/Ghosts chart and more importantly received some lovely reader reviewers.
By contrast, I'm selling about the same as I ever did in the US - I'm not quite sure why the disparity, but it's been going on for months now. Maybe my stories are just to 'British' in their sensibilities & tone?
In terms of new writing, this month just gone has not been great; various real-life events have taken their toll & eaten chunks out of my writing time. I do have one new story drafted out - it's either called Caligraphy or Handwritten and is about collective sin and the role of the scapegoat... (another cheerful tale!). It needs some serious revision though.
And I've had a story accepted for a new anthology which I should be able to tell you about soon (as well as the usual smattering of rejections). I'm such a tease.
So as I said, up and down. You?