I just wanted to share a few things going on with my writing these days. Literary Traveler has published one of my articles called Jack Kerouac, John Steinbeck and the Californian Coast. It talks about the spiritual aspects of travelling, particularly finding yourself in quiet places. I’m rather proud of it, I put a lot of work into it and the experience of driving Highway 1 meant a lot to me. Go read it now!
I have a few publications coming up on Weird Fiction Review, which is a wonderful resource of articles, stories and features on weird fiction. I’m writing a series of essays as part of their 101 Weird Writers section, based on the epic anthology The Weird . I’ve written about Charles Beaumont, an under-appreciated short story writer from the 60s, and just finished an essay on Margo Lanagan, one of my favourite Australian writers.
Finally I’ve almost finished editing my YA novel, which has been sitting around for a long time. It was one of the first long form pieces I wrote, so it needed a lot of editing, including a tense and narrator change! But it’s shaping into a better story. I’m amazed that I can now look at my work far more analytically than when I started writing. It’s encouraging for me to see how far I’ve come as a writer and to keep on doing it!