I’ve been quiet on the blog lately, and with good reason.
July saw me editing the fifth draft of my novel, and after a polish or two I submitted a precis to one traditional publisher. They asked for a look at the full manuscript and now, in September, I have a contract with Temple Dark Books to publish my debut science fiction novel.
To say I’m happy is an understatement; it’s partially unbelievable; a debut novel, first submission, and a contract follows. I’m only too aware many people wait a lifetime for this, so I’m both humbled and overjoyed.
Now the real work starts, taking a manuscript and getting it to publication standard. Which means, for my short stories and this blog, activity will grind to a halt for the foreseeable future. I’ll post updates as and where I’m able on the novel, and when it’s released? Well, then the pace picks up. Keep an eye on Temple Dark Book’s website (here) or Twitter feed (here) for details.
Both of my short story collections, Hawking Radiation and Sex and the Single Cosmonaut, are still out there for you. Perhaps, after the novel comes out, there will be more.
But as always, to those of you who have followed this blog, a sincere and heartfelt thank you. You don’t know just how encouraging that simple act can be.