It's been kinda quiet on the Spellmaking blog of late - mainly because I've been madly working on an SF short story that has grown and grown and become a 12,000 word novelette. That's nearly finished, though and I've reached the point where I can move on.
I've also been beavering away with Hedge Witch. I'm now working with my editor at Morrigan (see what I did there? I innocently slipped in the phrase "my editor"; I'll be saying "my publisher" soon, you'll see), polishing and tweaking the manuscript. For some reason I really enjoy editing (although it can be painful if massive changes are required). I guess it's just the thrill of having someone else take such a close interest. I can tell already the novel is going to be improved no end when we're done.
Oh, and we're getting closer to having some cover art, too. I'll obviously let you know when it's ready. I've been fully involved in the design process, which is wonderful. Although it has also brought home to me how difficult it is to create a good cover. Fortunately, the person I'm working with at my publisher has been hugely patient and constructive.
Oh, and I heard today that Stupefying Stories have accepted an SF flash story of mine for publication. Welcome news on a Monday morning ...