First up of course is my 'Lost' Canterbury Tales project as part of my PhD in Creative Writing with Napier University (Edinburgh). I've been re-editing some of my earlier tales and quite frankly find it hard to credit I wrote them. I just hope I can revitalise whatever mojo I had when I wrote them as I begin on a new batch of Canterbury Tales.
That said, I've already managed to knock off a couple of 40-line 'abridged' Tales which should work well as the basis for fully fledged narrative poems.
The other project I need to look at (possibly over the summer, if my wife and kids are away) is my Maddox Trilogy of crime novels set in Saudi Arabia. Only the first in the trilogy, Vice and Virtue, reached the bookshelves - and that was in German translation, published by Pulp Master) as Laster und Tugend. I'll be re-editing the three books in the trilogy and hopefully publishing them as e-books.
Anyhow, that's it for the year. I'm sure I'll write the odd short story in 2012, but my focus has to change if I'm to keep my work fresh and original.
Below are links to my two Global Short Story Competition winners, my short-listed story for the National newspaper, Abu Dhabi, and my Canterbury Tale published by Coscom Entertainment: