Sometimes I can be overambitious, but frequently I become easily distracted.
In recent months, it’s been a combination of both – trying to revise a novel (The Nasrid Charm) and participate in a short story collection with precise deadlines has meant that one project has had to be put on the back-burner. So, whilst The Nasrid Charm takes a temporary back seat, the anthology marches on.
Due for publication in June, I am excited to announce that it is a collection of stories with a summer holiday theme, written by authors from around the world. The stories vary in genre from robots and vampires to ghosts, cats and even penguins. But there is a story for every member of the family – whatever your taste, there will be something that appeals to you.
Therefore, in spite of my self-imposed procrastination with The Nasrid Charm, this episode of writing short stories is helping me to hone my writing skills and will, naturally, have a positive effect on the revision of my novel.
Progress, however long it takes, is still progress! And this is the right decision for me at this point in time.
Plus, it will be my first proper publication – so that has to be good – right?