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Monday, 5 July 2010


To some degree anywayz.

Finishing off initial edits of some Doomology submissions; should have that sorted by tomorrow night easy peasy.

Going to sort out the No More Heroes accepted submissions later this week too, get that done.

Couldn't finish the 4000 word story the other day - it would never have made that limit without being pumped full of more crap than a supermarket own-brand chicken fillet.

Trying to finish off a fairly simple story set in the Dust Bowl, in 1936. Plenty of cool history to work with, largely thanks to this incredible documentary: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/dustbowl/

You can probably guess what elements I'm making horrific use of :D

Also received a rejection recently, but a personal one so that's a nice change. Story starts off well, apparently, but then turns too 'comic-booky', apparently to the detriment of the story. Oh well.

Speaking of comic books, I've been playing the free 14 day trial of City of Heroes/Villains, which, considering I have all this editing to do, may not have been the wisest thing to sink time into at the moment haha. I used to subscribe to/play it when it first came out, a few years ago, but then ran out of money (or rather, moved house and didn't give the internet provider my new address so they couldn't bill me, sneaky sneaky!) so it's been pretty cool making goofy characters and sending them jumping off tall buildings.

The only trouble is, when I play a game like this, or watch something like Smallville, it really makes me want to write a superhero story. Nothing stopping me of course, but the challenge is less of what to make it about (apart from having superpeople fighting) but where to put it. There doesn't seem to be much of a superhero fiction niche out there, but I might be wrong. At least I've got No More Heroes to do, which Bill and I have further plans for if sales warrant a (or any) sequels.

Now if you'll excuse me I have to go punch crime in the face. Goodchild - AWAAAAAAAYYYYYYYY!!!