Category: Literary

On writing and being more productive

    Is this the answer to being more productive when attempting to write a novel? Perhaps I’d better start at the beginning, which as we all know is a very good place to start. In fact, as the author…

And it was all going so well

I was hard at work on my new book. As originally envisaged , it was to be a ‘sensible’ alternate history of World War Two. By sensible I mean no Nazi bases on the Moon, Mars, Antarctica or anywhere else.…

Work in progress has progressed

Amazing what you can do when you run into a self-imposed deadline and the self-imposed penalty for missing it is no more ice-cream for a Sunday treat! [yes, the diet is going well, thank you for asking]. Victor in the…

Schedule, what schedule?

Finally, I’ve uploaded the file for Victor in the Netherworld to Amazon–KDP to be precise. Now, I usually hit the publish button as soon as I upload the file and the cover, but this time I want to do a…

Victor in the Netherworld

Behind schedule, but I’m in the final stages of proof reading/editing. Hopefully early this coming week the Kindle version will be available, and the paperback version by next weekend. There’s just the small matter of the cover to finalise. Anyway,…

That was the month that was.

It has been an interesting month. Little traffic on the roads because the schools are all shut, the UK Parliament in recess so the press are scratching around for stories and, of course, the weather in the UK has been…

Wittering writer writes a blog post

Hello, good morning and welcome–oh, somebody else has already used that catchphrase, haven’t they? Let’s see now… Once upon a time there was a writer who really, really meant to write a blog post every single week and he was…

A teaser

I’m nearing the end of the next novella. This is a completely different genre for me, and I must say that I’m having fun writing it. Below you’ll see the covers for the Kindle version. As always, a fantastic job by…

Volunteers, one pace forward, march!

Beta readers required, please. I’m just over the halfway mark in the new novella, and with four days off coming up, I should have it finished by next week. I would like a couple of people to take a look…

Character-driven plot

I had a busy and productive two-week holiday recently. Sure there was some visiting of local purveyors of fine ales, and yes I finished and published ‘Song a song of Saturn’, but perhaps more importantly for long-term success, I ‘studied…

Sing a Song of Saturn

Available on Kindle Yesterday I spent a fairly relaxed hour uploading Sing a Song of Saturn to both Kindle and CreateSpace, Amazon’s paperback publishing arm. Yes, that’s right, one hour! This morning Amazon informed me that the Kindle version was live and available,…