I was wondering lately if it was all worth it? The writing I mean. It takes up a lot of my time. When I am not writing I am thinking about writing. I meditate on plots, characters, themes, stories. What I do not seem to spend a lot of time on is the one thing … Continue reading Considering Putting Down the Pen
I have been working very hard lately on completing my fantasy novel. I am almost there, but not quite. I find this the most frustrating part of the process, if I am honest. I can see the end but just cannot reach it yet. The actual writing part is close to being finished. There are … Continue reading No Orcs!
September is coming to a close and I have not done anywhere near as much work as I had hoped. My recent surgery and the many complications that have arisen as a result of it certainly have not helped. However, I do not feel like having another moan. Although I have been somewhat discomfited by … Continue reading Following the Muse and not the Market
At long last the audio book version of my first novel, The War Wolf, is imminent. The project to turn a good read into a good listen has taken longer than I anticipated but I believe that the wait has been worthwhile. Despite various problems along the way, both personal and technical, the end is … Continue reading The Audio Book Cometh!
I have had several readers ask me if I was going to produce an audio book version of my work and I have to admit that I found the idea quite interesting. I have listened to a couple of audio books myself, although not on a regular basis. The market for this kind of product … Continue reading From the Silent Page to the Talkies
Writing a book is a long process. I know that Edgar Wallace was reputed to have turned out entire novels in only 2 or 3 days but then he never actually sat and wrote them, rather he dictated them onto wax cylinders and left them for secretaries to type up. He also rarely edited his … Continue reading It’s a Milestone not a Millstone
As a rule I do not have a list of favourites, I find them limiting myself and I am interested in so many different things. However, when occasionally pushed to it I can narrow my choices down a little and come to a selection, not that such a list will ever prove to be set … Continue reading Favourite Books – Alexander Dumas’ ‘The Three Musketeers’