Work Update

Still working on synchronising the Magical Theory Professor so I can get it out to my beta readers – and finding all sorts of minor tweaks in the process. Which I can’t just leave because I might forget about them in another run-through. Sigh.

Also doing interesting things to my urban fantasy short story Prosperity, which I’m working on in a sort of double-harness. I have one “short” story version (at just under 10,000 words, it’s a bit of an iffy designation) and another I am expanding into a proper novella (currently at about 13,000 words). It’s an urban fantasy featuring an Egyptian sleight-of-hand magician and her trusty Genie.


Genie doesn’t look like this and neither does Salima – I just loved this cover.┬áBy Ziff-Davis Publishing / Harold W. McCauley on Wikimedia Commons


This is also the springboard for this year’s NaNoWriMo project. For those unfamiliar with NaNoWriMo, it’s a friendly competition to write 50,000 words in 30 days, making November into National Novel Writing Month. I’ll be “cheating” this year by doing a series of short stories focused on Salima instead of a novel. Don’t know if I’ll make the 50,000 words (I have less make-up time this year if I don’t meet my daily goals on my daily commute than I did in previous years), but we’ll see!