Got some great feedback from Jacq at http://londonwritersclub.com/help-for-writers/write-with-a-literary-agent/. So what I am doing is now taking my fantasy book and grounding it in the real world. Am really enjoying the process. This new version is a much more grown up easy to get into version that I am personally enjoying re-reading. It doesn't make me uncomfortable unlike my previous epic fantasy where I had to run to keep up with the words. The characters are much more humane. Also had some great feedback from Josh at http://www.btinternet.com/~sean.m.kelly/openpen/ on my short story. Very encouraging. Check out Open Pen magazine if you are in London. Sean & Josh are keeping the flag flying for independent publishing. And wrote all this while overlooking my own slice of wilderness in London - waiting for the Pampas Grass in my backyard to blossom. Until the next post then!