I received an email from a fan yesterday, checking to see if I was ok – concerned that I hadn’t been posting on my blog. It was a nice feeling to get such a note. I told him I was just lying low, dancing with exhaustion. This is supposed to be a “no-writing” month. Instead I’ve managed to write 11 short stories in five weeks. Some I’ve not put out there yet, so watch this space as I post them. Last weekend was pretty special. BristolCon took place, organised by the Bristol Fantasy and Science Fiction Society – same folks who are organising the launch party for my next novel “The Social Club” due out in November (press release here). BristolCon was good. I participated in a panel and did a reading from The Social Club. Met some really interesting people too. Will write-up a piece about that next week. Got some outstandingly positive feedback for The Social Club from a chap who bought an advance copy – again, more about that next week. And feedback on the short stories continues to filter in. All good.