Notes from a Writer’s Life #12

It’s been a couple of weeks since my last post, as I have been putting all my effort into getting through draft two of Bleak Waters. I thought I was going well, but this last week I’ve hit two major hurdles that have threatened to derail the whole thing. It started with the discovery ofContinue reading “Notes from a Writer’s Life #12”

Notes from a Writer’s Life #11

Hello! Been a while since my last post, but things have been hectic and I’ve been cracking on with the rewrite of Bleak Waters. I’m currently at 33K words now, well into Act 2 and the plot is coming along nicely. Ditching draft one and rewriting from scratch definitely feels like the right decision. TheContinue reading “Notes from a Writer’s Life #11”

It’s 2022! – Let’s do this!!

New Year! New opportunities! At least, that’s how most people feel on New Years Day, although admittedly that is a bit harder in these times. Normally I begin each new year with the hope that this year will finally be the one that I see my work in print, but in 2022 I find myselfContinue reading “It’s 2022! – Let’s do this!!”

2021 – Review of the Year – Part 2

In part one of this series of posts reviewing my writing life in 2021, I talked about how my major goal for the year was to get a piece of fiction published. A secondary goal was to get paid for a piece of fiction if possible. You may be reading this and thinking surely writersContinue reading “2021 – Review of the Year – Part 2”

2021 – Review of the Year – Part One

As we approach the end of 2021, I wanted to take a look back at the last twelve months in my writing life. 2021 began with a lockdown for us in the U.K. but as the New Year rolled in, I had one major writing goal for the coming twelve months; to get a pieceContinue reading “2021 – Review of the Year – Part One”

Wednesday Writings

It’s another hump day in another week! Somehow we’re already in November. Halloween is done, and for those of us in the U.K. Guy Fawkes night is fast approaching with Christmas hot on its heels. Right now most of my time is being divided between edits for my upcoming debut novel “Badlands” and work onContinue reading “Wednesday Writings”

Autumn updates!

The seasons are changing and summer is slipping into autumn. The nights are longer, the mornings cooler and the first leaves are already on the ground. The new season brings some new releases featuring my work and plenty to keep me busy as the nights draw in. Firstly, my story “Beast of Bodmin” is publishedContinue reading “Autumn updates!”

The Story of my First Story

A Cautionary Tale of Hope and Naivety A long time ago (1996 I think?) in a bedroom not so far away (about three and a half miles away from where I live now), a teenage boy decided to put pen to paper for the first time. Twenty-five years later that same boy is still writingContinue reading “The Story of my First Story”