For the first time in the publishing process of the novel, feel a little like I'm being controlled & my concerns dismissed. It's about something other than the final printed book, so I'm less inclined to go loopy about it, but it's easy to see how authors end up making themselves very difficult. There's a lot of investment in something you've spent (in my case) a decade working on...
My colleagues dressed Sylvie up all French? Pictured here without the beret, but she did have one https://mastodon.social/media/_ldY8JLBqvAKSf1YgWk
My pride at getting into the top 75 of this game a little diminished by beating out someone called ‘Im2poopy’ https://mastodon.social/media/eoyYo-E-Px5MS3SKHC0
My book has a cover, designed by gray318. I’m proud as all punch. https://mastodon.social/media/fBKNKIbh-TsDtpoDC4U
I say this from the perspective of working in publishing (and it can therefore be readily dismissed as tedious work moaning) and not from being published (which has so far been nothing but a great experience)
this is going to sound like a string of words that bounced drunkenly into my head as I fell into a coma, but Ace from the Powerpuff Girls has joined Gorillaz?
Maybe this isn’t the place for stupid jokes but sometimes you think of a stupid joke and you need a way to slough it off
The BBC's short story prize is judged blind (meaning no names or any other information are attached to the manuscript).
For the fifth time, all the finalists are women.
bits of story
I wrote a novel called Muscle, out now.
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