A Note About Word Counts
And as a hobby, the stuff ‘around’ the actual writing is something I find interesting just as much as the writing itself. And one of those things is word counts. At heart, I’m a stat hound. I love numbers, that’s why I work with them day in and day out. And, to me at least, and don’t hate me for this, there are few things quite as satisfying as a well-formatted, informative spreadsheet.
Holiday Time Proves Productive
I’ve been on holiday this week. I’ve come with my family to a truly lovely part of the world, Pembrokeshire in South Wales. We’re staying in a lovely little cottage on a working Small Holding (a very small farm) and it’s been a very pleasant week so far. Unfortunately, all good things have to end and we have just one day left before we drive home on Friday.
Finding the Balance
I know I’ve been relatively quiet on twitter and Facebook these past few years but that’s primarily because I’ve been tweeting under my legal identity. Writing about the appalling state of politics in the world doesn’t feel appropriate on my author site or accounts, even though it’s something I did regularly in the past.
Two New Paperbacks & Another Short Story Updated
I’ve recently published two new paperback editions of my books on Amazon. Both The Slumber Party and The Big Four Ohhh! now have paperback editions in the 8×5 inch format.
Progress Update: A Wounded Heart, Book 3 of the Paul Robertson Saga
I think it’s fair to say that the question I get asked most when readers are kind enough to contact me is, “When is the next Paul Robertson book coming out?”
My Job List Just Seems to Get Longer and Longer
So, I’m back from a short break with my family in beautiful Pembrokeshire, and I still have another week before I have to return to work. Naturally, Mrs Nobbs has a long list of jobs for me to do around the house, chief of which is to erect the greenhouse we bought from someone on Facebook at our little allotment.
The Waiting Game Begins
So… I have a first draft of The Truths We Live. I think I’ve been able to find the balance that I spoke about a couple of days ago and I’m happy with where I’ve left Bobby & co for now. And now the waiting game begins. With the story and characters still very much fresh in my mind, it’s probably a bad idea to being working on crafting this first draft into something publishable.
Two More Stories Updated
I mentioned in the last post that I’d been having trouble with the updated copy of Holodeck converting on KDP. Well, I was able to solve the problem. Turns out that the .mobi format that Amazon uses on its Kindles does not support images over 64Kb and my cover image in the copy of Holodeck was just over this size.