The End of Magic

The End of Magic

Those of you who subscribe to my newsletter will know I am a fan of Mark Stay’s epic fantasy The End of Magic. For those that aren’t subscribing, here’s what I said: Shout out to Mark Stay/What I have been reading – Mark is one half of the...

Holiday reading

Those of you on Twitter will know that I retreated to a Secret Mediterranean Location prior to Easter. It was a glorious week of relaxation, good weather, good food and reading. However, in the run up to the break it was a frantic dash to get everything done and I...

Last note on 2010

Some stats for 2010 in which I: 1. Read about 57 books. (Reasonable. This is exactly the same as the year before.) 2. Wrote about 123,000 words. (This is not as good as it should be. And way down on the previous year. Fudge.) 3. Submitted an embarrassingly low number...

Happy Birthday

The other Neil is fifty today. Happy Birthday Neil, thanks for all the stories, the blog and generally being a the kind of writer who encourages others to make stuff. This is Neil reading one of my favourite of his poems, Crazy Hair:...

Progress

One of those brief writing updates, banged out while I actually have time for lunch. I’ve been writing, consistently, which is nice. I’m pleased to report the as yet unrevealed novel-in-progress passed into the five figure word count over the course of the...