First off, go read this post by Rachelle Gardner. If you're thinking of becoming a full-time writer, it's edifying. Also edifying? This post by Nicola Vincent-Abnett.
Continuing the theme of bringing you here only to send you over there, have you looked at the Black Library fifteenth anniversary celebratory offerings yet? Have you paid special attention to mine? No? You really should.
Seriously. Go buy that. And this. And also this.
In regards to writing, I finished "In the Dark and the Quiet" this past weekend, and "The Seal Wedding" a few days before that. Both stories need a good edit to clear off the rough patches, but I'm happy with them. I also got word that another submission was short-listed, which is always nice. Later this week I'm going to get back to work on "The Hunting of Philip Ackroyd". I've decided to substitute "The Adventure of the Vesuvius Clay" for "The Antarktos Conundrum" in my schedule, mainly because it features the same characters, in a similar situation (substituting elements from Robert Chambers' The King in Yellow for "At the Mountains of Madness"), and, even better, is already a third finished.
Right now however, I'm working on the (surprisingly minimal) edits to Time of Legends: Neferata. Unlike a few of my peers, I quite enjoy editing. The hard bit is done, after all, and if you're editing, it means you're almost done. And the sooner you're done, the sooner you get to move onto the next project. In my case, this is Project: Scenic Route, which is about, well...stuff. And things. Here's a hint...if you read this post carefully, you already know what it's about, at least in part. Feel free to guess in the comments.
And that's that for this Tuesday.