Showing posts from September, 2014

I thought things were going too well

I should have stuck with my earlier post. My day job has reminded me just how busy it can get and I haven't been able to type anything extra to the novel since the last posting. Still hopeful I might get some good time in this weekend.

The planning stage for novel number three is well underway - the lead baddie won't leave me alone.

It's going to be another horror with a good deal of it set in Solihull in the 1970s - wonder why that is? could I have been a kid in the 1970s and in Solihull?

Hmmh! Odd that.

I'm getting the feeling the gap I was intending to leave after the one I'm trying to get finished won't be an option. The big bad wants to come to life.

Writing Update

I just re-read the blog entry I typed on the seventh of September. I thought I was being optimistic about finishing the first draft of my science fiction novel by the end of October - believing the end of November was more likely.

It's sixteen days later and the word count is at seventy one thousand. I think it'll probably go up another five hundred to a thousand words this evening and I'm hoping it will be done before the end of this month.

You could say I got a bit of a spurt on.

Okay, that doesn't make it done by any means. I'll then print it out and read it - check I've got the timeline right and that the plot ties together. Then I'll let a friend or two give it a read.

I'm going to hope to have it with a publisher before the end of the year - then it's the waiting game.

Wish me luck (and no I don't believe in luck in that way but the thought is a nice one)

Writing has resumed

I posted a short and not totally informative post a little while back intending to update it shortly afterwards.

Well time passed and I didn't get back to it. Not until today and it took a prompt to get me to do so. Joy V. Smith (whose blog can be found at posted a comment to my aforementioned brief post. It kind of shamed me into typing more into this.

I know I should, if I want to be a writer, be able to type blog entries regularly but I've never truly felt anyone should want to hear what I'm thinking about general things and as I hadn't done any really new writing in some years due to a few personal issues I didn't have anything I felt typing into here would be of any benefit to anyone.

I could tell you of favourite TV programmes of recent days  - I'm enjoying the new Doctor Who - especially the latest episode Robot of Sherwood. I'm also happily watching my way through Silicon Valley and looking forward to the third season…