Been a while, but I’ve been a little busy. Have cleared my short story list, bar two, which I am looking to finish up in the coming weeks. Once they’re done I am not going to be writing any for the foreseeable future. As much fun as they are, and that’s a relative word, they’re taking up time which I feel is better spent on writing books, whole books with my name on the front. So as such, once these two are done I am hanging up my short story pen (totally not a real pen). Stories of the Dead is all but finished up, am hoping to get a physical copy ready for proofing in the next few days. Much like my short stories, once this is out there I am not going to be doing another one for some time. They just take up so much time, which I need to be spending on my own stuff.
So onto other projects. CANNIBAL NUNS FROM OUTER SPACE! is back from the editor and has been submitted to a small press. I’m not envisaging it’ll get picked up and given my timescale of when I want this released (it’s a summer blockbuster film in my mind) I can’t see it being released until 2019 at this rate. Not the end of the world as I want it to be spot on.
I have been working on a new novella called MR SUCKY, which I hope will be out in the next few months. It’s been far too long since my last book, CHUMP came out, so am itching to get something out there. It’s a silly book about a serial killer who gets killed and his soul interred inside of a vacuum cleaner. He’s keen on finishing what he started, so the murderous rampage resumes anew. Am two or three chapters from finishing, and even have the cover artist lined up, so keep your eyes peeled for that.
Finally, I’ll leave you with this. At one point last weekend four anthologies I have a story in were numbers one to four in the Amazon horror anthology charts. I’ll take that. If I’m going to park that part of my writing at least it’s at a time when the projects my work is in, are doing well.
Until next time.