Camy's Gaff News ... October 2020

20th October 2020.

Dear--whatever deity you follow--it's been 8 years since I wrote anything here. 8 Years, and hasn't the world changed! Back then it was David Cameron and Barrack Obama we were all moaning at. Holy hell, I'd give a lot to have them back in power!

Now we've had nearly a year of a pandemic, the fourth year of a narcissistic, despotic President in the USA, and Boris (I think I'm Churchill) Johnson, in the UK. I think the phrase 'a perfect storm' descibes the now times quite well.

In the 8 years I've written quite a few short stories and songs. Check 'em out, and I'll catch you soon.
Camy.


 

Camy's Gaff News ... August 2012

21st August 2012.

Humph ... best laid plans and all that jazz, etc. As I haven't had time to re-code all the menus on the story pages, and as a re-direct doesn't work because of the server. Please click HERE to go to the new news and blog pages - or use the menu above. Many thanks!
Camy.


 

20th August 2012.

This is the last entry in this 'news' page on-site. From now on all the news is going to be posted on a wordpress site which makes it so much easier to do. The reason there appears to be almost nothing happening here is beacuse all this is hand coded. Also, it means those that want to comment can.

So if you're reading this then it must be coming from a cache, and is not live. Please click on 'News' on the menu above. Or 'Blog'.


 

24th july 2012.

Here is 'Higgs Boson.' It's the 4th July. Cern announce they've proved the existence of the long debated Higgs Boson particle. Meanwhile David falls out with Orin and storms off ... only to meet Charlie, a very strange man indeed.

And! I'm still flogging away at the re-write. I keep myself interested by writing the odd short story, but if I don't get the novel finished soon I think I may explode. Okay, so maybe not actually explode, but close enough to warrant building a fall out shelter. ;)


 

8th May 2012.

Here is 'Halloo!' It's the story of Jack, and what happens one day when he goes shopping. Enjoy! ;)

Meanwhile, I'm still flogging away at the novel. I keep thinking it's getting close - then I re-read it and start re-writing.


 

17th February 2012.

Here is 'Schnonk.' Enjoy! ;)


 

10th February 2012.

N-n-n-news!

Gee's challenge is being released at AwesomeDude on Wednesday 15th February, the day after all the Valentine's smooching and stuff is over. Of course there will be those of you who carry on with the smooching and stuff well into the 15th, but feel free to take a break and read some great fiction before you get back into it. You'll probably need to eat at somepoint, too, so why not read a story with your meal. You know it makes sense! My offering is entitled 'Schnonk.' Why? You'll have to read it to find out. ;)

'Camy's Shorts,' my anthology of short stories, is coming along. I'm very happy with the cover which works really well for both print and eBook.


 

25th January 2012.

A very good day for news!

Firstly, mark Valentine's day in your diaries, and not just for smooching and bed matters either.

AwesomeDude.com is hosting the Gee Whillickers' themed writing competition which is being published on Valentine's day, February 14th. The theme is 'coming out' which is pretty universal and has great scope for some excellent writing. In fact a whole bunch of my favourite writers are taking part and I can't wait!

Secondly, I'm putting together a book of short stories, tentatively titled 'Camy's Shorts' which will be available in all eBook formats and as a paperback. I'm not sure when it will be ready for print, but I'm hoping it won't be too long.


 

13th January 2012.

A very, very belated Happy New Year to you all! :)

The stories from 'Midnight Dude: selected Readings' are now being released on the AwesomeDude website. Mine, is another Algy Tale. 'Algy's Peril' continues the friendship between Algy and Alan and introduces Alan's Boyfriend. The three get into trouble when Algy discovers cruising. Read it here.

The Midnight Dude anthology is still well worth having. If you want to get a copy, either in print or ebook, then HERE is the place to go. Buying a copy of the book helps support the AwesomeDude website, too.


 

20th November 2011.

The print version of Midnight Dude has now been officially released! Starting tomorrow Awesomedude.com is running a special deal until the 1st December. The book (including delivery) is $12 in the U.S.A., and £11.10p in the U.K.. When that's over you'll still be able to buy it from Amazon at the cover price of $17.95 plus delivery.

The project has been a lot of work, but I'm so, so happy with the result - the eBook, but especially the print version. Tickled pink is an understatement!

So, until 1st December you can buy it HERE. After then you'll have to get it at Amazon.com.

Email Camy and make his day!


 

14th November 2011.

I've just posted a new short story called 'Brotherly Love.' Alan comes home to find his younger brother, Keith, has gone off the rails and his parents expect him to sort it out. Read it here.

Email Camy and make his day!


 

11th November 2011.

The first proof came back and was checked. There were problems that have been fixed and the second proof will be checked by the end of the coming week - which is my paranoia rather than necessity.

So... Midnight Dude will be on sale very shortly. It's big and beautiful! 5" X 8" X 1.2" and 500 pages. The cover price is $17.95 (as cheep as we could make it), however there will be a once only special deal over at AwesomDude.com and MidnightDude.com. Check there for more details - however I should tell you that once the offer is closed it won't be repeated, and the book will then only be available for the cover price.

I'm attempting NaNoWriMo again, and it's not going well. I could waffle on with the reasons, but the bottom line is I have only myself to blame. Maybe I'll finish, maybe I won't - but odds on either I won't guess at. ;)

Email Camy and make his day!


 

17th October 2011.

The Print Version of Midnight Dude: Selected Readings has now gone to proof. What that means - for those of you who don't know the printing business - is that we get one copy to check. In olden days the first proof was called a galley, and wouldn't be a real book - just the inside text. The next stage would be proof copies that would get sent to reviewers, and then, finally, the book would be printed. Nowadays, because it's print on demand, the proof is a real book: with cover and all (except it has 'proof' stamped in the back).

If there is a problem, and I'm hoping there won't be, then re-do the process. Otherwise, as soon as the proof is okayed, the book is for sale! Price to be confirmed.

Email Camy and make his day!


 

4th October 2011.

I've moved from the country back to the town and it's been quite a shock! The reasons were numerous, but the price of petrol and the lack of work were probably the two main ones. Also, and oddly, the rent is a lot cheaper.

The big problem, at the moment, is lack of broadband. It was ordered on the 6th of September, before we moved, and will actually be on on the 13th. That's well over a month, and the withdrawal symptoms from www addiction have well and truly kicked in. So well and truly that I had to go out and buy a 3Gb pre-paid dongle to stop the shivering. ;)

The print version of Midnight Dude is nearly ready and I'm both excited and proud to have been involved. It weighs in at 5 x 8 inches in size and 500 pages in length.

NaNoWriMo is nearly upon us, and this year I know exactly what I'm going to be doing, too! Of course I thought that last year as well, but I'm more ... mature? No. Mature's the wrong word. Laid back about it, maybe.

I will, most hopefully, be releasing a novella before the end of the month. It's called 'Chasing The Dragon' and is an expanded version of an introductory story I wrote for a round robin that never happened.

'Robert's Day', a short story I wrote a couple of years ago, had been chosen by the Dude over at AwesomeDude.com as one of his 'Dude's Picks'! Read it HERE.

so, that's what I've been up to and what I'm doing in the near future. Drop me a line if you feel like it, or if you want to comment, praise, or rip apart any of my stories...

...and then head over to MidnightDude.com, if you haven't already, and pick up a copy of Midnight Dude: Selected Readings. It's got 18 great stories in it: That's 16 short stories, 1 excellent piece of flash fiction, and a Cole Parker Novella. The money it costs goes directly towards the upkeep of AwesomeDude.com.

If you've already got a copy - good on you! - then don't panic! Buy one for a friend. You know it makes sense. ;) :D

Email Camy and make his day!


 

5th September 2011.

Only $4.99 from Midnightdude.com

Midnight Dude: selected readings. An AwesomeDude Books eBook, released initially for Kindle (.mobi) and Nook (.epub). Midnight Dude: selected readings includes stories from 18 of the best of the AwesomeDude authors. The majority of the stories have been especially written for the book.

My contribution is Algy's Peril, which, though stand alone, continues the adventures of Algy Catvern. There's a treat in store for Cole Parker fans, too. Cole's written an excellent novella length story!

To get your copy of AwesomeDude Books first publication, visit midnightdude.com from 5th September 2011.

Midnight Dude: Selected Readings will soon be available in print, too. Pricing and release date tbc.

email.


 

23rd May 2011.

I've just posted a short story called 'Closure.'


 

18th May 2011.
The year seems to be trundling by at breakneck speed. It was only yesterday that I was complaining how damnably cold it was and now we're in the middle of an unseasonal heatwave. Odd. Lucky I'm only a mild believer in aliens and conspiracy theories otherwise I'd be wearing a tin foil hat and living in a cave. Not that the place I'm living in isn't cave like.

I've posted a short story called 'Ceil' which is odd too, but not as odd as the weather. It's set in the near future. If you read it then please let me know what you think as I'm presently a tad starved for friendly comments. ;)

I'm very into audio podcasts at the moment and want to produce proper audio versions of my short stories. I tried a while ago with four of them, but the results were awful. So this time I'm going to do it properly and consequently I'm teaching myself to read: this is not as strange as it sounds! I'll keep you posted.

Important Notice
If you read my stories and like them then I would appreciate it if you'd donate a little (or a lot) to Awesome Dude. The Dude was the first person to host me, and then encourage and support me with a website, webspace and bandwidth. Truly, I'm only online now because of him. There's a paypal donate button at the top left hand corner of the AwesomeDude home page. Go on! You know you want to ;)

email.


 

Happy New Year!

3rd January 2011.
Heh ho, another decade gone. Makes you wonder, though ... time ... never enough of it for what you want to do. Hmm. So, I found a great site (Photofunia) that manipulates photos you upload. The image above is one. Check it out!

I've a couple of shorts nearly ready to post and I'm also trying to finish 'Seraph.', and 'Hellion.' too. To those ends the incomplete version of Seraph has been removed from the stories page. It will be re-posted chapter by chapter when it is finally finished.

Important Notice
If you read my stories and like them then I would appreciate it if you'd donate a little (or a lot) to Awesome Dude. The Dude was the first person to host me, and then encourage and support me with a website, webspace and bandwidth. Truly, I'm only online now because of him. There's a paypal donate button at the top left hand corner of the AwesomeDude home page. Go on! You know you want to ;)

email.


 

Change of Domain & NaNoWriMo News

Camysgaff.com is no more. After three years it has become too expensive to renew, so it has been changed to Camysgaff.co.uk

NaNoWriMo is half over. With 25,000 words under my belt I'm feeling pretty good about it! That said, the plot has changed somewhat. I'm still writing daily entries in my NaNoWriMo blog. Come and visit if you'd like. Or email me!


 

NaNoWriMo 2010. November 1st - 30th.

I couldn't resist, though I tried, I really did. ;)

You can follow my exploits on my NaNoWriMo blog - I'd be over the moon if you cheered me on! What follows is a rough synopsis of Hellion.

Far from the hustle and bustle of London, way to the west of the madding crowd lies Hellion, a Cornish village that has almost magically remained apart from the modern world. The Hellion Arms has been run by Moon's for generations. Now, though seldom seen, Talek Moon is the landlord and the pub run by Kenver, his son.

A strained meeting with the family solicitor and a wax sealed envelope gifts Digory Olver with news he has inherited his great auntís cottage in Hellion, a place he can barely remember from his childhood.

Excited at his windfall, Digory sets off for Cornwall. But the nearer he gets to Hellion the stranger he begins to feel.


 

Sorry, it's been yonks.

It's been far too long since I've written anything worth posting. I've been mainly thinking about music and audio in general. I'm mainly working on 'Harvest Time' - a SF novel that's set on Earth and elsewhere. And, in the odd few minutes that I have free, I'm trying to get a much tighter outline written for this years NaNoWriMo. That said, there is a good chance - if Harvest Time is getting close to being finished by the end of October - that I'll forgo NaNoWriMo for this year and go ahead with my 'master plan' which is that I'm going to podcast 'Harvest Time' when it's complete. Check out podiobooks.com if you don't know what I'm talking about. And, in particular listen to 'Shadowmagic.' It's superb!

I really do appreciate the emails you send, and there is a lot of new stuff coming along soon.

Speaking of which, here's a new short story. It's called 'All Sorts.' Click HERE to read it.

Cheers and thanks for sticking by me. Oh, and if you like to listen to music try some Kamakura. At the moment there's one track to hear, but very soon there'll be a complete digital version of the album to download (for nada/zip/zilch/free).


 

Kamakura interviewed by The Dude!

Sunday 11th April. The Awesome Dude Weekend Show No 25

I was as nervous as a very nervous thing, Mick was Mick, and The Dude put us both at our ease. It was the first interview we've done and though I'm only too aware I should have been more ... umm, something. All in all we're ecstatic!

If you want to know what on earth I'm waffling on about then read the entry below, or go to Awesome Dude Radio and listen to the 25th weekend show. Go on, you know you want to!

Cheers!


 

So ... it's been a while. My bad - or rather good - as the band I'm in, Kamakura, has recorded an album.

We started work in November 2008. Just before Christmas we had a hard drive failure and the old adadage of 'Backup-backup and backup' had, unfortunately, been forgotten. We could have sent it away to be forensically saved, but as that would have cost more than an arm and a leg we decided to start again - which was probably a good decision. Anyway, it is finished! 'Dealing With Liquids' has twelve tracks, has been mastered by Pink Floyds brilliant mastering engineer, and is pressed. The official release date is 1st June, but if you want, you can buy a copy now and, if you like, I'll get the band to sign it for you! Kamakura - Dealing With Liquids.

If you don't buy it :( you can still take a listen to one of the tracks!

As my muse has been rather caught up with music I haven't finished any writing - at least to my satisfaction. That is presently being remedied and I should have a new short story up soon.

Ave, and a very belated Happy New Year!


 

I'm a total arse!

I just discovered that the flash file that was supposed to be playing the music on the music page, wasn't. I've no idea how long it wasn't - and as nobody's moaned about it it doesn't really matter. Anyway, it's fixed. Now I have to do the same with the spoken poetry.

I was about to upload chapter 14 of Seraph, but then had a change of heart. It's not right, and it needs tweaking. Sorry.

I've just written a new poem called 'Us'. It's in the poetry section of the forum.

Ave.


 

6th March 2009

'Sancho Shima NaNoWriMo', my second short this year, is up HERE. It's an odd one, and more a stream of conciousness than a linear tale. Still, for all its oddity it's got a beginning, a middle, and an end. I hope you enjoy it. :)

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Next

I've got few short stories on the go, and another chapter of Seraph is written, and will be posted soon. Check back for more news.


 

25th February 2009

'The First Day', my first story this year, is up HERE. Actually, I wrote it last year, but how time flies! I hope you enjoy it. :)

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HELP!

AwesomeDude.com, the site that first encouraged me - and hosts me, still needs help. If any of you who read this can manage to send a donation, then it would be a very wonderful thing. To donate, please go to the front page and click on the cat that's up at the top left hand corner. Any amount will help. Thank you very much.


 

14th February 2009 - Happy Valentine!!!

I wrote a 'poem' ... it seemed the thing to do.

There are those I admire who live who far away
Across Oceans and lands vast and stark
Whose wit and friendship oft make my day
And pull me from moods deep and dark

So on Saint Valentine's day I'd like them to know
Their friendship and love matters muchly
To this English prole who would like to bestow
A Lordship at least ... or a Duchy!

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Writing: a further 'decision'

A month and a half ago I decided not to write anything until I'd finished one of the 'novels' I'd started. I was determined ... absolutely determined! So determined in fact, that I haven't written a thing since (except the poem above). So I've changed my mind (I'm allowed, it's mine after all).

Sometime, in the not too distant future, I'll finish another short. I hope.

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HELP!

AwesomeDude.com, the site that first encouraged me - and hosts me, needs help. If any of you who read this can manage to send a donation, then it would be a very wonderful thing. To donate, please go to the front page and click on the cat that's up at the top left hand corner. Any amount will help. Thank you very much.


 

25th December

Happy Holidays!


 

20th December

Writing: a Decision.

I've been thinking about writing a lot over the last few days and have come to a rather large decision. The train of thought started as I was reading Grasshopper's 'Just One Starfish', continued as I read Cole Parker's 'When He Was Five', and I'm still pondering as I'm in the middle of Jesse Hajicek's brilliant 'The God Eaters'.

I write short stories. I like writing short stories because as far as novels go they are pretty much instant gratification: a wank as opposed to a night of real love, if you will. And why? Because I'm bloody lazy. And perhaps ... perhaps I don't have the mind for anything longer. I don't know. But I soon will.

So ... my decision is not to write any more of anything (blogging and commenting on the boards aside) until I finish one of the novels I've started.

Wish me luck!


 

17th December

The fourth of my NaNo short stories is up!

'Ravelled Lives'
Valerie is enamoured of Reginald's Roger, whilst Guillermo and Kyle have secrets. On the day of Valerie's Christmas shopping expedition there's distinct 'trouble at mill'.

Finally, have a great - and safe - Happy Christmas, y'all. Camy.


 

11th December

I'm reaping the benefits of November, and so another of my NaNo short stories is up! That's three in the last eleven days, which is, even though I'm saying it myself, pretty good going. Minister is not nice and fluffy like 'Fish' or 'There be Dragons.' It's a dark drama, and in comparison not nice at all. Still, I hope you like it. Four more to go.

Here, for your delectation and delight, is my favourite comment (for Fish) to date: 'Very nice. You've said so much, without saying anything at all. I love it.'

'Minister'
During research for a script he is writing Neil meets Matt, a teenager living on the streets. Strangers at first, they discover they have more in common than they could possibly have imagined. They share a dark secret and together, plan revenge.

Let me know what you think.


 

5th December

Two new short stories have been published on my site. 'Fish' and 'There be Dragons.' Another five will be up over the next few weeks. All seven are the result of last months NaNoWriMo. I know I've been rabbiting on about NaNoWriMo a lot, and other than when the next short stories go up, I promise I won't mention it again. However, if you write, or want to try your hand at writing, then do - do - do have a go next November (www.nanowrimo.org). It's positively the best legal fun there is to be had ... unless you drive formula one, or rally. Hmm. ;)

'Fish'
A weird present and a keyboard player who's a pain, all add up to make Neil's introduction to Mike quite an interesting time.

'There be Dragons'
Sebastian is secretly in love with his best friend Richard, though he's hung up about his sexuality and knows Richard likes girls. Now he's convinced that his mother knows he's gay, and he's unsure how to get Equella out of his cave.


 

1st December

I thought I was so clever! I wrote an outline and everything. 'Yay me!' I thought, until I realised, around the middle of the month, that I was trundling up my own bottom at a faster and faster rate. So I stopped writing 'Worth' and decided that I'd finish NaNo by writing some short stories. At the time I made this decision I'd worked out that nine shorts of around 3,500 words each would see me home. It ended up with six and a half shorts with word counts all over the shop.

So, all in all I'm not unhappy. In fact, if truth be told, I'm ecstatic!

'Worth' is about Elves (they get everywhere), and will, hopefully, be finished in mid January or February. The short stories run the gamut from 'Sansho Shima NaNo' which is a personal stream of conciousness, through 'Minister' which is dark and about revenge, to 'Fish' which is light and nice.

'Fish' will be published soon. Followed shortly thereafter by another one.


 

3rd November

Yep, I'm 'doing' NaNoWriMo for the third time. This year it's a novel called 'Worth' which I'm more than excited about. My mistake in 2006 and 2007 was to stop writing on the 30th. This time I'm only going to stop when the first draft is finished. Probably around the middle of December.


 

26th October
'Coffee', a new short has just been posted. It's short and posted ... what more could you want?

Byeeeee!


 

25th October
According to statistics 'Dearly Beloved' has had 500 pageviews, 479 of them unique. Average time spent on the page was 6 minutes and 24 seconds ... 12 people commented. Ah well, I guess it's lucky I'm not an hysterical crimson lipped axe wielding feedback whore! Hmm, there's a thought. After all, I need a new outfit! ;)

My NaNo outline is going reasonably well, though I think it's going to be 50% planned and 50% pantsed, with which I'm not entirely unhappy. Of course I'd have liked it to be perfectly outlined: with pictures of the main characters and all that jazz. Still, what will be will be.

If you're taking part in the 2008 NaNo please add me to your list of writing buddies and I'll reciprocate.

Ave for now.


 

5th October
Right! Dearly Beloved, a new story is up here. I hope you like it, and I sincerely hope that you comment on it - either via email, the feedback form or in the forums. Preferably all three, as I've decided to become an attention tart. ;)

Now I've cracked the nut that is 'writer's block' I have several more offerings on the go. Also, I'm going to get to grip with my third NaNoWriMo next month: so all the support you can offer would be more than gratefully received. After all, writing is such a lonely pastime. (quivering lower lip).

Ta ta for now!


 

1st September
Hmm, the last entry was obviously a hex. I was waffling on about the 'fantastic weather', so what does the weather do? Yeah, August sucked ... or rather it didn't. ;)

Writing: I've got a few short stories on the go, and I'm still working on 'Harvest Time'.


 

15th July
Fantastic weather! Earlier today I was bemoaning the fact I wasn't writing a lot, so I uploaded a story called 'Perspective.' It's the same situation written from three points of view. Some of you might have read it in its original form in the Awesome Dude Flash Fiction Forum, though it's been changed a bit since then.

Over the last month I've had an average of 34 people visit the site everyday! Chuffed I am to be part of the Awesome Dude family of sites.


 

16th June
I've finally managed to get shot of my house, and have moved - lock stock and four smoking Cats - to a nice two bedroom place in the same area.

Writing? Nope, not a word. Though I know exactly what I'm writing next! Seraph 14 is having a slight re-write, but should be up soon: as well as another short or two.

I am involved in a Round Robin over at the hub. The Spikers is an exciting project, and Chapter four has just been released. Check it out!

In other news: I'm thinking of going to 'Burning Man' this year! Mind you, I have been meaning to go for the last five years, though this year feels like 'the one!' ;)


 

16th May
Hmm. So. Real life is giving me grief. I'm moving at the end of the month: and what with trying to find somewhere to live (other than a cardboard box), packing, disposing of rubbish (it's amazing the crap I've accumulated), and all the other minutiae involved ... I'm writing at a crawl.

The good news is that I have another couple of shorts part written, and those, along with Seraph 14 and some poems, will be up in June.

Thanks to those who read, and especial thanks (and Emu hugs) to those who comment!


 

24th April
Chapter 13 of Seraph will be posted on Saturday 26th. Chapter 14 is in edit, and I'm in the middle of writing 15.


 

15th April
Yeah, right. No flights of fancy. Sure!

I've just finished a short story called 'Myers' which I'm pretty chuffed with. Read it HERE! Chapter 14 of Seraph is finished, too.

I've found a wonderful piece of software called yWriter. If you write, get it. It's brilliant!


 

2nd April
Finally! Chapter 13 of Seraph is finished, and with my editor. I've decided, provided muse is happy, that I'm going to continue writing Seraph until it's done, and not get side tracked on any 'flights of fancy'.

*sighs* I say that in all good faith, but who knows what'll happen. Anyway, fingers crossed. Then it's on to 'Albert's Day!


 

14th March 2008
Typical! I forgot some stuff when I updated yesterday. So today I added some new poems to my poetry page. 'No Matter', which I wrote a couple of weeks ago, and 'Him', which I wrote today, after a comment by Bart in my Blog.

Yesterday, after another comment in my blog, this time by Kapitano, I wrote a 500 word flash in an hour. I'm uber happy with it, considering it's not edited. Check it out HERE, and let me know what you think!


 

13th March 2008
'Bath Time', my new short story, is finished and posted. It's dedicated to Cole Parker, though it's been so long he's probably forgotten. To read it click HERE.
Oh, and don't forget to comment!

The Hub's first flash fiction anthology, entitled 'Heartfelt', is now on-line HERE. The stories are all 200 words or less, and there are 40 of them by 17 authors. Go and read, get fired up, and then try your hand at writing one of your own, in the AwesomeDude Flash Fiction Forum. It's fun, I promise!


 

3rd March 2008
Site Stats, where would we be without them? I was about to put Seraph to one side and pick something else to work on, when I saw the stats, which show people are reading it. And not just one chapter either. Lucky I have stats, really, 'cause I'd never have known otherwise. BIG PLUG FOR FEEDBACK.

*sighs* 'Bath Time' is being edited, and the final chapter of Seraph is being a SOB. Muse is not happy.

Erm. That's about it, then.

Oh! if you write Flash Fiction, then join the Awesome Dude forums and post your tales in the new 'Flash Fiction' forum. It's like the Poetry forum, in that you post, and then get feedback. Remember: FEEDBACK HELPS AUTHORS AUTH, and is nice and wuzzly, too!

While you're at it - whatever 'it' is. Why not check out The Hub. It's a great new writing site and a community, too.

That's definitely it! ;) Laters, Camy.


 

17th February 2008
I've just put up my first story in an age. 'Fellow Travellers' started as a 'drawn from life' effort called 'Gin.' But as real life isn't storyland it ended with ... well it ended. No nice fluffy bits. Then with version two it got progressively darker until, with version four, it was pointed out that: 'maybe it's too dark'. So this is the finished version with the street cruising pervert removed. Much better, I think.

I'm finishing a short called 'Bathtime' and working on the final chapter of 'Seraph.'

Finally, having just finished the site, I'm pulling it to bits again to get it fully compliant and validated. There won't be any visible changes ... I hope.


 

Happy Valentine!
I was going to write a new story for valentines, but best laid plans of Mice and Emus, etc. So go and read 'The Card.' Why? Because it's a nice, gentle, Valentines day story with a sweet ending. Yes, I know it's probably 'off' for me to recommend one of my own stories, but I really like it, and so might you!

The Card.


 

Camy's Gaff - The New Site!
Since the Dude gifted me with this site I've been slaving over a hot editor ... no, wait: that doesn't sound right at all. Slaving over a hot monitor is better ... hmm ... unless you've been to boarding school in which case it's even worse. Oh, nevermind. I'll begin again. Since the Dude gifted me with this site I've been working on a new look. I like it, and I hope you do too.


 

Muse comes home!
It's awful when your muse takes a hike. Since NaNoWriMo finished at the end of November, I've written nothing, or perhaps I should say: nothing worthy. I do know one person who says he can write without his muse - but it's obvious he must have a pact with the devil. ;) Anyway, this is to say 'he who swans around' seems to be back.


 

Seraph
Finally, after a long (I'd say hiatus, but it reminds me of my Aunt who had two - Hernias, that is) gap, I'm getting to grips with chapter 13. Originally 13 was supposed to be the end, but now I'm not so sure. There are too many loose ends to tie up.


 

Short stories
Whilst 'he who swans around' was away I went through my WIP folder - that's 'work in progress' to those who are acronymically disinclined. I counted the stories I'm 'in the middle of' and they totalled 18. Now, that's not to say I'll ever finish them all; or even half of them. But there are some in there I'm excited about. Two or three of them are set in the same world as 'Nyquist' and 'Feredir', as infact is my NaNoWriMo novel: 'Harvest Time'.


 

Music, poetry and stuff
I've written a few songs recently, and my other half and I are in the midst of re-wiring the studio. All the demos we've recorded in the past are going to be sifted through. Then we're each going to record and master ten or twelve tracks that we've written, and put them out on CD and for download. I also hope to be working with a certain fluffy someone in the not too distant future writing a musical. Hopefully. Fingers, paws and beaks crossed.


 

Getting in touch
If you want to get in touch to say hello, or to tell me how spiffing one of the stories is (one can but hope): then use the contact form at the bottom of each story.
Or email me at: camy[at]camysgaff.com


 

More music stuff
I've just finished writing and recording Codey's 'Broken Heart'. It's in the music section. There are four tracks there at the moment - I can't find the rest of my lyrics - but more is on the way.


 

The Turkey City Lexicon
I've come across The Turkey City Lexicon several times in my travels. As it's very useful, and not copyrighted, I've brought it onboard. Click HERE