I’m happy to say that this week I’m busily doing edits on my dark Fantasy novel, The Witch’s Boy. I should have the edits finished by the end of the week, which is one step closer to the book being released in a new edition by Lethe Press, hopefully before the end of this year 🙂
I should probably take the chance to say that it’s not a Fantasy in the sense of being a m/m Romance in a fantasy setting – it’s a Fantasy in the sense of being a story set in a fantasy world without much in the way of romance at all. Having re-read it, though, I find I’m tempted to follow up Sulien’s healing in this book by maybe writing a novella where he’s well enough (psychologically) to venture on a relationship. It would be a little like fanficcing myself though!
On other good news, I finally watched the BBC’s new Sherlock Holmes fanfiction series, Sherlock, and thought it was great. I loved Holmes describing himself as “a high functioning sociopath,” because it’s very like him to know. I’ve never slashed Holmes and Watson, because my preference is for a Holmes who is asexual and completely absorbed in his work, so “I’m sorry, John, but I’m married to my job,” was a squee-worthy moment for me. (Particularly when combined with the social ineptness with which he read that situation entirely wrong.) Watson is a little dull, but then he’s the sort of character whose qualities take a while to become apparent, so that’s only to be expected at the moment. I’ll definitely be following that series in future, and it’s nice to have something to look forward to on the TV again.