Sunday, March 18, 2012

Not total inactivity

Not a lot of work on the new book I'm afraid, mainly I've been too preoccupied with work on the boat. However I have been keeping my writing hand in. I think I've had an op-ed piece rejected by an online paper.

Now, you might be thinking 'think it's been rejected?', either it has or it hasn't. Normally I'd agree, but I had a quick response to the submission, in the form of a question about what I'd written. In fact, it pretty much indicated to me that the submissions editor didn't 'get it'. Well that's fine, but I'd rather have a 'sorry but I think your central premiss was rubbish' than a question then no response to my answer. That's why I say I think the piece has been rejected.

No news on the article that was accepted by Latitudes and Attitudes magazine. This week I might drop the editor an email and see if they have any idea of a publication date, the money would come in rather handy about now.

I've been toying with the idea of 'sounding off a bit' on this blog. Well why not, I have to admit to holding some opinions and anyway everybody else seems to get on their soapbox on theirs! I would ask your opinions because I know you're out there. It seems I have a small but regular group of readers spread thinly virtually all round the world, even if nobody feels sufficiently moved to comment.


  1. Can't see why not. Have you thought about republishing a man out of time on amazon with the typos sorted? I did buy it, but before I read it was hoping it might get an update. A bit off topic be following your sailing blog I saw reference to led lighting, have you checked out Fiji based

    Cheers, matt

    1. Hi Matt,
      I was all set to have the book republished when the publisher pulled out of the contract. The book has been edited and hopefully 'Emma the Agent' will find a new publisher soon. The story and characters are the same and apart from a lack (hopefully!) of typos a reader wouldn't notice anything significantly different. Maybe some passages are tighter now.
      I think Bebi is up in Savu Savu. I'll be checking the masthead lights this coming week so I'll know the answer soon. Thanks for your comment.