Sunday, May 23, 2010


I wrote two more stories this week. I was really happy because they weren't the dark and edgy stories that I've been writing in the past.
One was a fun action adventure story with Gallif and Luvin on a field trip from the school stumbling across an evil caster. It wasn't anything to fancy, I just wanted to flex my action/adventure writing muscles but I did accidentally come across a new monster to use in the next book.
The second one was about the character Rosario who is a student at the school. It starts out dark but ends on an brighter note for the character.

Monday, May 17, 2010


They announced the stories chosen for the Short Trips audio and the 5th Doctor and Nyssa specials. My submissions weren't on either of them. I didn't really surprise me because, if they had chosen mine, I would have had to have heard something from them by now. I'm a bit disappointed that I didn't get picked or asked to do something more, but I can live with that. I'm a bit disappointed that they didn't handle it better. I thought they could have at least had some generic "Thanks but no thanks" to send out as they went along and sorted through the the submissions.

Monday, May 10, 2010


I wrote two stories this week. I've noticed how I'm much more comfortable and relaxed when I write stories about Gallif. They don't go as dark and edgy as the others.

Sunday, May 2, 2010


I found this website that has listings and info on agents and I've been going through it pretty closely. There are a few that just weren't for me. One of them wasn't looking for fantasy and adventure stories and another just wasn't interested in anything over 100,000 words. I've sent submissions or queries to:
Wolf Literary Services
Scribe Agency
Foundry Literary + Media
The Knight Agency
Lisa Dawson Associates
Bradford Literary Agency
Curtis Brown Ltd.


Some of the ideas I've had just haven't worked. I wanted to write a story about an early king of the Giant Lords and what happens to him when he leaves the capital city, in secret, to tour the land and fight out what the citizens think and feel. Great idea. It just didn't develop into anything once I got him out of Spring Field. He just went walking around and had few cute experiences but it never really was going anywhere. I just ended up stopping and putting it into the file. Maybe I'll go back to it later.

I wanted to right the back story on the villain Zaslow from the first book. I established it in the book that he went to infiltrate and possibly dismantle some of the followers of the evil gods. He learned all about them and was so close that he was easily seduced by what they offer. It's a good story, I'm really quite proud of it, but it just got darker and darker as it went and turned out to be quite horrific. I'm thinking it stands on its own very well and, maybe, I might be able to sell it as a horror story.