Hope and Dreams for 2018

It’s been quite some time since I posted anything here. If the twelve months of the year can be thought of as the twelve rounds of a boxing match, then in the latter half of 2017 hit me with a handful of suckerpunches and knocked me right onto my keister. Redundancy, illness and the delayed publication of Man O’War all conspired to make the latter half of last year a bit of a trial.

2018 is a new fight. I’m off the ropes, greased up and ready to go again. I started a new job at the UK Space Agency (which, yes, is very cool) just before Christmas, everyone at home is happier and healthier, and Man O’War is on track for its rescheduled publication date of 1st March 2018. More on that later.

After not writing a single word for about two months, I’m optimistic of finishing Hole in the Sky this Springtime, and will start the long and lonely ritual of hunting for agents. As well as this, I have high hopes of completing and pushing for print my Mythologica Urbana quartet of novellas, and a short story collection entitled C3I.

Published by dgjones81

Away from the page, I work for the UK Space Agency on a European programme of space robotics for advanced satellite and planetary exploration technologies. All of which comes in rather handy when coming up with new ideas for science fiction stories. My first novel Man O’War was published in 2018 by Snowbooks, and I’ve had a few short stories published hither and yon. I’m a member of the Society of Authors and a supporter of SFFChronicles. I was born in Forest Gate, east London, and now live in Essex with my wife and two daughters.

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