I'm not dead. I've just been struggling to get much writing done lately because other regrettably necessary things keep getting in the way. Of course this is always the case, so it should just be a matter of managing my time properly etc. etc. I'm working on it. As always I have a couple of short stories in the black hole, awaiting editorial responses and more in the draft stages.
In the meantime, I have a shiny link to share. If you've never read this comic you definately should. Platinum Grit rocks my socks. It's by a couple of Australians and it is at times funny, at times poignant and frequently bizarre. The art is awesome and the characters drag you into their world and won't let go. Episode 12 is particularly close to my heart because out of sheer desperation and lack of ideas Kate, the sassy young magazine writer, is trying to write some erotica and finding that it isn't as easy as it looks.
"Her skin was hungry for his touch BECAUSE IT HAD ONLY HAD A SLICE OF TOAST ALL DAY..."
And now that I've posted that I see that there's an issue online that I haven't read yet. Dammit! I will promise it to myself as a reward when I get my latest draft finished. Bye for now!