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2012 – half-time report

I started this year with a long list of shit I needed to get done, some personal, some professional. The personal stuff has gone damn well, thanks for asking 🙂 On the professional front, I needed to get my hand back in to writing after a year off. I picked four projects and worked through them, finding my feet again. The first was the Target Hitler novella; the second was a short story for another Pandemonium anthology; the third is an audiobook script, which is nearly finished. I also got the Farscape re-watch blog running over at tor.com, which has been, and remains, a pleasure. There have been disappointments this year too, with one book turned down by a publisher, and an audio play falling through after a lot of effort due to unforeseen circumstances. But that’s all grist to the mill – there’s been far more positive than negative so far in 2012. The plan was to work through all this in six months – in fact it took seven – and then devote the second half of the year to bashing out the first draft of a new novel. I have three novels at the same level of development – three chapters and a synopsis. So I had to choose which one to pursue and then just sit down and get down to it. This is a change for me, in that I have no commission. My five and a half books have so far all been write-for-hire, and have been commissioned with a set delivery date and fee. This book, the first that I will retain...

Scorched earth & window dressing

Hello and welcome to www.scottkandrews.com. It’s a bit spartan at the moment, but the content is in, I just need to dress up the window a bit. All the info about my books and plays, and a few key old blog posts, are in. More will follow. You can subscribe using feedburner for RSS or email. Alternatively, you can follow me on The Twitter. This is the third blog I’ve had, on the third domain name – www.sixesandsevens.net and www.eclectica.info are now both defunct. The latter is still there, taking up space and cluttering up t’internet, but it will eventually die. I have scorched the earth and started again because Eclectica was set up a long time ago on Textpattern V1. Textpattern is now on V4 and my version is so old it cannot be automatically updated – this means no whizzy widgets, plugins or up-to-date stuff. I also can’t export from it in any format that I can then import into the current version of Textpattern. So if I have to start afresh I may as well do it in WordPress. Also the name – Eclectica – was chosen to support a radio show I used to do online. That’s also defunct and so the name doesn’t really make a whole lot of sense any more. Since I can’t get @scottandrews on Twitter I added my middle initial and became @scottkandrews, even though I don’t use it when I write. Then, once I’d done that it seemed logical to keep the K for the domain name, as there’s no point in confusing people. I bet nobody’s read this far. God, I’m boring...