Saturday, 7 April 2012

Looking Forward

Well, what a good week that was. I had four short stories accepted by Ether Books, 'Last Of The Elephants' and 'A Whole Bag Of Worms' as a free downloads, 'Faces In The Sky' and 'A Connoisseur Of The Bizarre' as paid downloads. Ether's Quick Reads is aimed at commuters with mobile phones and time on their hands. You can download the free software for their App here:, and then read a variety of works from new and established writers.

I was also delighted to hear that the 'Escape Velocity: The Anthology', which took my short story 'A Handful Of Stars' is now ranked as one of the best collections of Science Fiction for many years. This is currently downloadable free for kindle here:​Escape-Velocity-The-Anthology-e​book/dp/B004Z8L3SG/​ref=sr_1_4?s=digital-text&ie=UT​F8&qid=1333794000&sr=1-4.

Having finished my previous studies and seriously considering a career in writing I investigated my next step towards this. Copywriting caught my eye. A qualification would help anyone looking to work in this field, so I now find myself undertaking a Diploma Level 4 in Copywriting. I look forward to it greatly, after all you can never stop learning.

My second novel in 'The Darkening Stars' series, 'The Cull Of Lions', is progressing slowly. I was distracted momentarily by work on the App (now named 'Self Defence Made Easy'), the short stories and other such considerations. But now it's full steam ahead once again and I can't wait to write up the adventures bubbling up inside me.