Nicola Vincent-Abnett

Nicola Vincent-Abnett
"Savant" for Solaris, Wild's End, Further Associates of Sherlock Holms, more Wild's End

Friday 26 September 2014

Dangerous Games

A few months ago, I was delighted to be invited to write a short story for Jonathan Oliver. He’s a lovely man and a fine editor, so, obviously, I jumped at the chance.

I was in the middle of writing Tomb Raider: Ten Thousand Immortals (out in October) at the time, and deadlines were tight, but as soon as I saw the brief an idea came into my mind, and so with Jonathan’s good graces I was able to take up his offer.

I’m so glad I did.

I had a lot of fun with the story.

Oddly, the initial idea didn’t come to fruition. That happens sometimes, but not often with me. One thing did lead very neatly to another, however, and very quickly things began to slot into place.

The story turned out very nicely, thank you very much.

Frankly, I’m much more interested in the other stories in the anthology, and I can’t help thinking that you should be too. I urge you all to invest in a copy of Dangerous Games from Solaris when it's released in December to experience their stories and see what can be achieved with the wealth of talent and writing skills these authors bring to the horror short story.

I’m in very good, extremely experienced and even prize winning company on this project. Heaven only knows how I slipped in under the wire

A little while ago, I wrote about sorting out my schedule, taking stock and thinking about what I’d like to do next.

As it happens, events have overtaken me a little in one or two areas, so my schedule for 2015 and 16 is beginning to be blocked in. I am saving time each month to write a short story, though.

I enjoyed this experience very much, and I particularly enjoyed writing something with a remit, but without an IP attached to it. There has to be time for that, too, right? So, I certainly hope that I’ll be invited to contribute short stories to projects, but I’ll be writing them anyway, and submitting them all over the place. I’ll let you know how that pans out.

Wish me luck.

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