The Platinum Ticket by David Beynon

The Platinum Ticket by David Beynon
Shortlisted for The Terry Pratchett Anywhere But Here, Anywhen But Now First Novel Prize

Friday, 24 August 2007


Well, here we are. My feet are getting wet in the new packaging game, but it's different this time. I'm into more of a marketing function and I'm really enjoying it so far. Instead of just concentration on selling packaging and lots of it, I am being asked to offer marketing solutions in any number of media. I'm a huge fan of learning new things and this new job promises to be a learning experience.

Writing has been sparse but as I develop my new routine I will absolutely build daily writing into the mix. My short story, Small Town Secrets, is coming along fine and should be finished this weekend. I have no idea of where I want to market it, but I'll find a home for it.

The Platinum Ticket, until recently on submission at Analog, came back with a polite form letter from Azimov's Magazine of Science Fiction. Looking at the websites they're both divisions of Dell Magazines. It appears that the editor at Analog passed the manuscript along to the good people at Azimov's. Two rejections for the price of one - what value!!! I'll polish it a bit and submit to Jim Baen's Universe.

Loremaster will be done soon. Once done, it's off to DAW.

Finally, I've mailed off my registration for the 3 Day novel contest. I'll be in the basement plodding away throughout the labour day weekend.

One last thing - I really need to change the Currently Reading section. Those books are long done. I'll do that later today and perhaps share my thought on what I've read and what I'm reading now.