Monday, 24 February 2014

Back in the game

So another 5 days have passed since my last post but they've been good, productive days. Forging of a legend is virtually written - well mapped out really - and just needs to be typed up and fleshed out and I've finally got around to submitting a short story for a competition - and it felt good!

I mentioned in my last post I think, that I had 3 or 4 short stories written and awaiting final edit and I still do - this one was a favourite of mine that I found languishing on my hard drive, forgotten and unloved. A quick read through reminded me of how much I liked that particular story and determined to find it another home I spent an enjoyable couple of hours this morning adding a few hundred words to it and targeting it towards a particular competition. Now I've just got to wait and hope the judges like it as much as I do.

This afternoon, in between a mass of chores, I spent some time jotting down some more story ideas. There are some great anthologies out there calling for submissions on a whole raft of great ideas and I want to be part of them. Luckily the ideas are starting to flow so I'm hoping that in the next couple of days or so I'll get down to writing at least one of them.

Might have to sell the television first though as that's becoming a major distraction with so many good shows on at the moment. Walking dead continues to be awesome, Musketeers, and Grimm lead the way but there are many others. Some how I've got to find a happy balance.

Haven't started reading another book yet as so much going on, but plan to read either Sword of Rome, by Douglas Jackson or perhaps Brothers Fury by Giles Kristian, for a change of pace, as I've already read 3 Roman books this year. Then again I've been waiting to read Gates of fire by Steven Pressfield for sometime. As it's about the 300 Spartans it should put me in the mood for Rise of an Empire, due out in cinemas in a couple of weeks. Never have I looked forward to a film as much as I have this one.

Bring it on!

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