Secret Projects . . .
There must be something in the psyche of authors that attracts us to both secret projects and pseudonyms. I think almost every writer I know either has at least one secret project or plans to have one, and nearly all of them also have a list of potential pseudonyms that might prove useful one day. I do not have such a list, possibly because so many people think my real name is a pseudonym anyway.
But I do have secret projects. The funny thing with a secret project is that there is always the urge to reveal it, even though there is usually a good reason why the project is secret in the first place. Like one of my current secret projects, where we are waiting to reveal all when everything is sorted out, rather than trickling out smaller news which might have less impact.
But the other day I realised that one of my secret projects isn't actually secret. It's just not something that I've told the world I was doing, and there is no real reason for it to be secret either. So what am I waiting for, you ask?
Well, not actually but almost revealing a secret project is part of the . . . OK . . . OK . . . here is news of one of the things I have been writing but didn't tell anyone. Until now. Later this year, I believe, there will be a new Old Kingdom novella/novelette called "To Hold the Bridge" in an anthology that will probably be called something like Australia's Legends of Fantasy edited by Jack Dann and Jonathan Strahan.
But I can't tell you anything about the other secret projects. Not yet . . .