Does my fangirling only lead to disappointment?
I wrote this on Orlando. Normal blogs to resume soon.
This week, I review an entire series. When Alys met Katniss…
So, I’m getting some glorious spam on this site. Hopefully filtering it all away from your delicate eyes, oh best beloved readers. This week has been ludicrously busy on a number of fronts (had a boiler fitted on Tuesday, so we have hot water now! Yay!) and there is some stuff pootling away in the background – steel yourselves for announcements – so I’ve fallen a bit behind on this side of things.
Aforementioned busy-ness has also been a total joy when it comes to nailing the coffin shut on the complete first draft of the current WIP (affectionately called ‘the behemoth in three volumes’) which I really wanted to get done before turning my serious attention to Scars on Sound in June. So nearly there now with WIP, though. A good, whisky fuelled all nighter will probably finish it off. On a similar front Feedback from my first readers on volume 1 of said behemoth came in last night and – aside from a few continuity glitches and the odd dud scene – it looks like I’m in a really good place for revisions and editing when all this marketing stuff eases off a bit.
As to Scars on Sound, I’ve been putting together a flyer for distribution at Leominster festival – at which I performed last year in my storytelling hat. Always fun to do before you have a concrete release date, but we’ll cope somehow. *laughs nervously*
Anyway, there should be review up on Friday, and until then, enjoy the sunshiiine.
Right. Finally got a few bits sorted out on various blogs, and sorting out my links. I’ve also taken the somewhat drastic step of hauling down everything that was filed under ‘writing’ on my previous blogs. This is for a couple of reasons.
What was up there was such an utterly mixed bag that I don’t feel it really represented me or my current writing at all; I used it as a way of prompting me to write flash fiction, or to air old performance work, so while some of it I’m very proud of, other bits were, frankly, toss.
This, I could probably live with were I updating it regularly but, what with launching Scars on Sound later this year, I’m not going to have the time to purpose-write for it, and the last thing I need is another dead blog nagging at me.
However, before you all tear your hair out in despair (what? Am I not allowed hubris?) alysearl.blogspot is NOT vanished forever. I still hold the blog and there may be something coming along sometime post-Novemeber, or even before if I get my act together. Said project will be rather lighter than Scars on Sound and may be familiar to some of you if I invoke the words ‘Necromantic Comedy’.
As to the poems and flash fiction, I may post bits and pieces, or recordings of readings up on this page, as well as news and announcements of other posts. By not committing to a weekly update, I may even manage it occasionally.
Well, a person can dream.
Now, I must dash and try and find a way to stop that header picture turning up sideways on the mobile site.
Okay, so after Gods alone know how many problems with my old domain provider, this page is finally back online. This is intended to serve as a homepage for all my collected blogs/projects/etc, to act as an announcement for any upcoming gigs, etc, and as the base for all the scary-scary news going re: Scars on Sound.
I have never used wordpress before. Expect teething problems.