Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Breaking News (or 'recently in my life...')

So over the last couple of weeks I've been quite quiet here - for a number of reasons.

Partly because I had an event for 1000 people to organise for work (went off without a hitch - thanks for asking), and partly because I've been contributing to a number of other sites.

I'm now an official contributor to the wonderful For Books' Sake webzine (books by and for women), specialising in Chick Lit and Erotica new stories.  Most recently I've written about the thirteen women who've won the Nobel Prize for Literature, busted the Mills & Boon myth and celebrated the delights of Marian Keyes.

Forthcoming articles for them include wishing Tamora Pierce 'Happy Birthday', interviewing Emily Dubberley about her research into women's sexual fantasies and a piece on the History of Sex Toys in Literature...

I've also been contacted by Mills & Boon who've asked me to write a monthly blog for them on the new revamped website (coming in November).  This may have made my year.

Matt Gardner and I have also launched The Plotcast (episodes one-three of which can be found here, here and here), a vodcast about narrative.  Essentially we ramble on about our favourite books / tv shows / films / anything we want and I almost fall off a chair.  A lot.  I've also recorded an episode of Writer Collider with M. J. Starling, but more about that when it's published in its podcast format.

In other news, I seem to be getting addicted to comics, continue to prep for NaNoWriMo - which may or may not end up being the most stressful month of my life - and am creating a super hero costume for Halloween (see below for the latest reincarnation of Miss America upon which I shall model myself).

So pleased to note that I can dress up as a female character without having to resort to the dreaded leotard!

AND I've just bought a new netbook for all my typing needs.  :D

But despite the insanity that is my life, things are pretty good and I'm rather pleased with the way things are going.  So which of the above are you looking forward to (if any)? 


  1. That's so completely awesome! Congratulations on EVERYTHING. (Particularly the request from M&B!)

    1. Thank you! It's all been a bit bonkers over the past few weeks, but I've been loving it. Just got a load of deadlines to work to now. And NaNo...eek!

      HOw's yourself?

    2. OOOOOO!! Read this article by Holly Casio - she's awesome in general, but I read her latest and thought of some of the stuff we talked about at Jo and Andy's wedding! http://coolschmoolzines.blogspot.co.uk/