Monday 17th April 2017 Producing The Climb is a bit of a challenge. At its most basic it’s about writing a blog post every day. It’s about distilling your day into a theme or a story and then telling it. It’s about creating around 1000 words of content at the very end of the day [...]
Sunday 16th April 2017 I’m wondering if this might be the last great convention. I’ve had a blast this Easter weekend, and it’s felt very business heavy (in a good way) but what’s been noticeable is the absence of pros. As we said to Steve, he’s probably one of the most high profiles names here [...]
Saturday 15th April 2017 Two Years ago, Eastercon was held in London. I remember chatting to Cameron and Rob about their novels. Gollancz had an open submissions window and so I lambasted the pair of them for not submitting. They in turn, took issue with me and the manuscript with Black As Knight that I’d [...]
Friday 14th April 2017 Today has been a fun day. I spent the morning doing some admin. I got The Climb scheduled (a minor victory in itself) and wrote over 1000 words on book 2. By this time friends had started to arrive at Eastercon so I went downstairs to catch up with them. Cameron [...]
Thursday 13th April 2017 This is the first time I’ve attempted to write The Climb whilst away from home and it’s proved a good test for when I go to the US. And by a good test I mean it’s proved bloody difficult. I realise the only software I have wth any form of wordcount [...]
Just a quick note to let everyone know that I am at Innominate Eastercon 2017 this weekend. I don't have any panels this year (I was late sending in the form!) but you'll be able to find me in the bar for most of the weekend. Feel free to come up and say hello!
Eastercon is usually a time for me to get enthused for the months ahead. It’s the start of the convention season and usually a time when I’m working toward completing things. Two years ago, when I was last here, I was promoting The Four Realms with a massive hole in my leg. Last year, I [...]