On Thursday morning I set the alarm half an hour early so that I could carry out her first piece of training - writing for a set period of time every morning before you do anything else. It doesn't matter what you write - in my case I'm making notes for my next WIP - as long as you do write. No excuses.
Anyway, I am sat in bed at 7am with a notebook and pen, and I hear someone shout 'Brian!' several times. As the voice did not sound human, I went to the window and peeked through the curtains. At first I thought it was an escaped parrot. Then I saw a squirrel sat on the wall. Yes. The squirrel was making a noise that sounded like Brian.
Since then I've been woken every morning with the sound of 'Brian!'. In honour of Brian the Squirrel, my morning writing sessions will forever be known as Brian; I just have to make it clear to Mr. G that Brian is a squirrel and not some man I'm hiding under the bed.
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a squirrel in possession of a good fortune of nuts must be in want of a nutcracker.
`'You mistake me, my dear. For I am not a gentleman.'
Anyone for Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Squirrels?
Changing the subject, Rusty Webb over at The Blutonian Death Egg has taken the plunge and released a novelette on Kindle. Here is the stunning cover and blurb:
In 1895, deep in the Southeastern U.S., a sleepy little town is home to one of the most violent criminal families in the country. When Thomas O’Brien witnesses the brutal murder of his best friend and the kidnapping of his beloved Mary at the hands of the O’Malley brothers he thinks things can’t possibly get any worse.
But when a mysterious stranger shows up to help, Thomas begins to suspect this man is more than he seems. This stranger pledges to help bring Mary safely back from the O’Malley brothers, no matter the cost.
Tom’s real nightmare is about to begin.At just under 10,000 words, A Dead God’s Wrath is a Science Fiction novelette.
Pop over to his blog and follow him on his journey.
Whilst we're on the subject of Kindle, you can now get a free trial version of the Fantasy and Science Fiction magazine on your Kindle. It is not the full magazine, but you will get one story and all the articles. A full edition is available on a 14-day trial. This is the perfect opportunity to check out a market you might be considering submitting or subscribing to in the future.
So, what have you been up to during the last seven days?