I’ve started work on a novel.

I’m 9,000 words in and, as yet, I’ve maintained my momentum, resisted the pull of lazy-fucker-itis, ignored the Inner Critic, and just written my little heart out.

I’m planning on 80,000 words for this first attempt, so by using my incredible mathematic ability that means the mythical First Draft is over 10 percent complete. Get me!

Also, during this period (about two weeks), I’ve managed to finish draft one of a short story (4,000 words). It needs polishing etc., but I think it’ll soon be time to find it a home. It’s a horror story. Any potential market suggestions would be welcome (paying markets only – I’ve decided it’s about time I got paid for this shit).