martinlivings: (Default)
As the subject says, it's a woohoo and whoops kinda morning.

Woohoo, because "I'm Dreaming" made it into Festive Fear. I'm really proud of this story, it was bloody hard to write, and I hope people like it.

And whoops, because I completely forgot about another short story project I'm supposed to be submitting to. Luckily the deadline's still a few months away, and I've been reminded of it now, so don't worry, [personal profile] jennifer_brozek, I'll get it done!

And now it must be time to get ready and go look at a few more wedding venues, take advantage of some nice weather... not a bad way to spend a Sunday, all things considered!
martinlivings: (Carnies)
Firstly, [personal profile] mondyboy reviews the current batch of Twelfth Planet Press publications HERE, including New Ceres Nights, which gets glowing coverage, and scores me a mention:

Martin Livings pulls no punches with "Blessed Are the Dead That the Rain Falls Upon", which is easily the most violent and grim story in the collection - which was no problem for me because I like violent and grim and Martin writes it very well

Aww... but I thought it wasn't actually that violent and grim! In fact, I found it strangely touching. Boy, if he could have read my original ending, before [personal profile] girliejones and [personal profile] editormum put me in my place... ;)

Plus I just found out that I haven't been rejected yet for Festive Fear. Not an acceptance per se, mind you, but still, better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick, or a rejection, for that matter. More news as it comes to hand.

Oh, and BUY MY BOOK ONLINE NOW! Sorry, I'm contractually [1] obligated to add this to the end of every post I make from now on. :)

[1] well, it's an informal contract with my distributor... who is also me...
martinlivings: (Writing Frustration)
Right, I think I've beaten my story for Festive Fear into some kind of submission. It's gone from a mess, to a horrific mess (hint to self - don't try making a story into a quasi-prose poem just to be clever!), and then back into a slightly more coherent mess. I think I'll send it off today, get it out of my hairhead, and maybe move onto more important things.



Ah well. *shrugs* :)

It's out!

Jun. 17th, 2009 05:18 pm
martinlivings: (Writing Frustration)
The story, that is. I've finally extracted it, not without a modicum of blood. It's one that bothers me a bit, and was bloody hard to write, and I'm not even sure if it works after all that. I'm going to go home now and sleep on it, if i can sleep, but if anyone would like a copy of the extremely rough first draft to take a squiz at and let me know what they think, I'd be more than happy to send a copy their way. It's short, only 1300 words or so, so not exactly a hard read in that regard. Just comment here with an email address, and I'll send it off.


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