Monday, 15 February 2010

Days 60 to 71 of #100days: Excellent news, a b*stard cough, and cut-out rockets

I’ve had some quite ace news, in that my story Proxy, which was nominated by kill author for the Dzanc Books Best of the Web anthology actually made it in! Woop! It’s a bit unreal. Some amazing writers are going to be in it. I’m chuffed to bits. I can’t wait till it comes out.

To celebrate, I did something that Dzanc Books would probably not approve of...


I had an unexpected breakthrough in my novel, too. A part of the plot that I couldn’t quite get to grips with has thrown up its own answers, and it makes everything make lots more sense. Phew. I was getting ready to chuck it in the bin. I tend to have these Eureka moments while I’m fuzzy-headed with colds/cold medicines. I wonder if there’s a certain part of the brain that’s only activated when I’m ill. Or whether it’s more to do with most of my brain shutting down and letting the story part just take over. I do have some great fever dreams. Which makes me think it probably is the latter. Handy to know...

This is a catch-up post, so I'm only going to put my favourite book-cuts from these 11 days up...




and my favourite...


The theme has been err...space. And coughing.

4 comments:

emily josephine mcphillips said...

that's ace about your story 'proxy' it is an excellent story, so i'm not at all surprised to hear it made it in.

emma said...

Cheers Emily, you're too kind. (I was surprised.)xx

Sara Crowley said...

Hurray! Hurray for your gorgeous cut outs, and for your fab story Dzanc best of news. Hurray!

emma said...

Thanks Sara! I just got all happy again reading your comment. xx