Along with the rest of Britain, I’ve had a bit of a dry spell recently. A blogging dry spell at least. Hopefully the two aren’t linked and it won’t start raining as a result of me posting an update.

This is a bit of a general update and “what’s coming up” before I plough back into the regular posts.

As you’ll see from the last update back in May, I’ve had my film making hat on in the run up to production of Gabriel Cushing at the Carnival of Sorrows. We were due to begin filming next week, but plans have changed and we’ll now be filming next spring. Nevertheless, I’ve been doing a lot of work with the rest of the team on script development, planning and design. Next week we’ll be doing a whole bunch of pre-production work, promo material and more and later in August  (23/08/13).

One benefit to the change of plans has been that I’ve had more time to devote to my writing over the last couple of weeks. An autumn release date for Mime is looking pretty implausible at the moment, but Spring 2014 should be possible. Before I get into the major re-writing phase I’m clearing some other smaller projects off my plate. Call it a mental warm up of the editing muscles.

One current big project is a romance novella called Annabelle Blue. I don’t want to give too much away as I am planning to submit it to various publishers; this one isn’t for self-publishing. However, the way it has evolved has somewhat taken me by surprise. Next Friday (02/08/13) I’ll have a post dedicated to that and a case of unexpected philosophy.

I’ve also got a few reviews to pen. I’m not usually a big review writer, but sometimes I come across something that defies my expectations. So the case with Pacific Rim which I saw in EPIC-3D-IMAX-o-vision on Wednesday. You can catch my review of the film on Monday (29/07/13).

I’ve also been trying to write more reviews on Goodreads, so look out for a run down on some of those next Monday (05/08/13). I’ll be following it up with a few thoughts on standalone stories vs series the following Friday (09/08/13).

So that’s what’s coming up, and now that I’ve posted this I theoretically have to stick to it!

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