Jan 31

In another world?

Behind in my blog posting again, where is my head at the moment? Ah, I know. When a sff writer says ‘oh, sorry, I was in another world’ that means we’re hard at work… right?

So, what I have forgotten to mention is ‘Breathtaker’ — a quasi-romantic, quasi-apocalyptic short story of mine — will be coming out in ASIM issue #44. And it looks like that might be as soon as February! I’m really excited about this. This story popped into my head during a pranayam session at yoga (when I really should have been concentrating on my breath instead…*is bad*) survived a few reincarnations as I tried to work out what it was actually about, and finally came good with the help of my wonderful writing buddy, Rabia. I’m also thrilled that is was Felicity Dowker who said yes to it, as she is a writer who I greatly respect and admire.

What other world have I been in? What could possibly keep me from sharing this news as soon as possible?Why, that’s revision world, of course. I’m almost finished rebuilding the last in a series of scenes that I had to tear down and start from scratch. As per the page count I’m over 60% of the way through this draft and I can see the light from here!Β It’s getting there!


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  1. j-a brock

    Fantastic, Jo! Congratulations. You almost inspire me to write short fiction. However, back to the tome I go… Will keep an eye out for your latest success.

  2. Joanne

    Well almost is a step in the right direction, at least… πŸ˜‰

  3. Rabia


  4. Joanne

    Yay! (and thanks for your help!) :)

  5. Janette

    w00t!! Will be standing by my mailbox ready to snatch my copy of ASIM out of the postie’s hand.


  6. Joanne

    Heh, don’t scare the poor postie πŸ˜‰

  7. Terry

    Just want to urge a little caution here, Joanne. I mean to say, planning a story during a yoga session… is there a danger of some bad karma.
    Or is it just carpet burn, I keep getting those two mixed up.


  8. Joanne

    Great advice there Terry… πŸ˜‰

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