Nerine Dorman's Blog Posts Tagged 'writing' (5)

I meant to do this a lot sooner

I've been busy, busy, busy. Not only have I got two more novels releasing over the next six or so months, but I've sold my "heart" book, Inkarna, which was inspired very much by a soundtrack consisting almost entirely of APHND and TON, to a premier horror/dark fantasy publisher in the States, and we're looking at an early May release. This is very exciting for me as it's a new publisher to work with and a step into more "literary" dark fantasy. 

But I'd also like to share a…

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Added by Nerine Dorman on August 16, 2011 at 4:50pm — 3 Comments

Odd moment... And musical musings... and stuff.

Yeah, I'm a fangrrrl. My netbook has a desktop background pic of the Green Man. I was showing one of my colleagues my book covers today when she saw the background pic...

Her words exactly: "Rasputin!"

I just sat there and went: "Eh?"

Well, I'll be damned. There's no way this 50+ Afrikaans woman would know have known Jack about this.

But other news, I finally saw Rammstein on Wednesday. They totally rocked Cape Town. Can now say I've ticked off one item on my list…

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Added by Nerine Dorman on February 11, 2011 at 3:13pm — 2 Comments

Another one bites the dust...

Well, I've done it. Just shy of the witching hour on February 6 I finished my novel I'm submitting to Angry Robot for its open door month. Now, to leave it lying fallow, for two weeks while I revise something else for a literary agent, before the revisions on Inkarna start.

Dunno if musicians feel the same when they lay down that last track, because the real work is still coming when I start my hunt for gremlins to polish the manuscript... and I'm feeling oddly empty, floaty…

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Added by Nerine Dorman on February 6, 2011 at 6:00pm — 4 Comments

In the saddle for 2011

As always, from December 28 through to NYE, I get very introspective. While I don't believe in making new year's resolutions, I do believe it's important to take a step back and re-evaluate where I'm headed. NYE seems a good a time as any.

 

Three Goals for 2011: 

1) Stop talking about it and get my bass under hand again to collaborate with a friend of mine on a version of Paranoid, and get our gothic metal chick project going. Why? Because we can and it's fun. And I'm…

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Added by Nerine Dorman on January 1, 2011 at 4:59am — 5 Comments

Tilting on the edge again...

Currently sitting with the unique problem that I need to have people poke holes in the first chapter of a manuscript I'm revising for a literary agent. Just feeling very blegh and word-blind... 

 

People ask how the hell I can write while listening to heavy music. Darn it, it's the only thing that will filter out the background noise, the annoying buzz of others.

 

And it kinda sucks that I've reached a point where it's very difficult to up the ante on…

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Added by Nerine Dorman on December 27, 2010 at 4:36pm — 9 Comments

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