Monday, March 20, 2006

Writing, writing, writing...and planting

I’m swamped here, but things are going well, if a little slowly. I sold a short story that I’ve only just written. Hurrah! That sort of fast turnaround is exceptionally rare in the print world and it did me a lot of good. The story is called A COMPROMISING POSITION and will appear in a Bold Strokes books anthology called EXTREME PASSIONS. As a result, I’m a very happy woman! I’m having a lot of fun with the one I’m currently working on, too, THE IMPORTANCE OF GOOD NETWORKING. I’ll be launching into the second phase of my novella writing tomorrow. The exceptionally naughty bit, so lots of loud industrial dance music will be pumping through my office. Hehehe.

In other news, it has been freezing cold here in Yorkshire and I heard today that March has been colder than December, January or February, something that hasn’t happened here since the 1880’s. How strange is that! We’ve got plants that need to go out, but the frost is making us harbour them indoors for the time being. Yes, picture us surrounded by fledgling plants awaiting the good earth of Yorkshire -- and getting me and loud industrial dance music instead LOL Should make ‘em hardy! :-)

3 comments:

Jordan Summers said...

Congrats on the sale. My inlaws in Scotland said the same thing. Quite brisk. I'm sure your plants will thrive.

wendywoo said...

Any recommendations for loud industrial dance music? That sounds just my sort of thing, and I've got this scene in my head for a book where the hero and heroine go to a club...

Saskia Walker said...

Jordan ~ good news. The music hasn't killed 'em yet ;-))

Wendy ~ lots of recommendations but no guarantees. ;-) I love industrial and EBM (electronic body music,) find it really energising, but I'm a rock/goth/alt chick so it's not far removed from my roots. Mostly I'm listening to Project Pitchfork, Rammstein, VNV Nation, Covenant, Nitzer Ebb, Die Krupps, Cubanate and Front 242. Are you writing the scene soon? If not I'll bring you some over for a borrow next time we meet up. I don't want you buying a load and then hating me forever ;-)