Now I’ve finished the first draft of Exit, Pursued by a Bee, and eagerly stretching my fingers to start Xaghra’s Revenge, I should knock off a few short stories. I have a file of ideas, and while walking to town yesterday I overheard a conversation that inspired another one. Sometimes you can sit and think of new ideas for stories but usually they come in a flash often by accident. For example the Ghost before he died short that recently was accepted by La Fenetre mazazine came from a misheard phrase in a phone call. I can’t tell you the idea that popped in yesterday or you’d write it while I’m finishing this off!
While writing a couple of short stories I am starting to look for markets for the Exit novel. At 86k words it isn’t too long for a publisher to slip it in between their major bestsellers, surely? So any publisher or agent watching who’d like to see a hard sci fi novel with innovative quantum mechanics time dechoherences used as alien communications, just give me a call.
I note that it is the 70th anniversary of the Roswell incident in New Mexico according to the Logan Library in Brisbane, Australia. Do I hear you cough? Yes I thought 2007 minus 1947 was only 60 years too. Ho hum. A bit of Oz time travelling. However, Logan library redeem themselves by inviting the excellent and creative Stargate SG-1 novel writer Sonny Whitelaw along to talk about her new book which uses Roswell with the Stargate characters – brilliant. Watch out for the sound effects for it here.