Yesterday & Today: 1st January

Hopefully it will be a common theme, but yesterday went pretty much as I had expected it would: revision work on “Tilt” and some more notes on what “C” might look like.

One area where I did spend more time than anticipated was in working on draft courses / workshops for the writers’ retreats at which I will be mentoring. The first of these runs for four days in early March, so I need some new material for that.

I also said I’d take one last check at competitions that were closing – and this resulted in me making a somewhat ‘punchy’ proposal to Granta for a non-fiction article at some point this year…

Today will kick-off with final preparations for a new edition of Graeme Ryan’s excellent collection, Valley of the Kings, which should be out around mid-January. In addition to that, I’m also preparing updated editions of two of my novels, A Pattern of Sorts and On Parliament Hill. These should be available by the end of the coming week. (Follow www.coverstorybooks.com for updates on all these.)

Apart from that it will be a combination of “Tilt”, “B” drafting, “C” planning, and some workshop & course preparation. The waiting game in terms of feedback from agents etc. kicks back in from about Wednesday onwards. I’m also making another major submission on Tuesday or Wednesday – but more on that then!

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