I’ll say one thing for lockdown—it has freed up some time for me to do things I don’t normally get to do.
Really? I mean, Really, Really?
The past week or so I’ve been working my way through my now cleaned-up (in terms of formatting) copy of Kissed by a Rose looking for any stupid errors or any small elements of style that could be improved.
Let’s Talk About… “Kissed by a Rose”
Kissed by a Rose was the first “Full Length” novel I ever wrote. By “Full Length” I mean it was some eighty thousand words long—guidelines vary but the general rule of thumb seems to be that anything under about fifty thousand words is a novella and anything over that is a novel. It was also the […]
What I’ve Been Up To
It’s been over two years since I last published anything. That was The Lies We Lead. It’s been over three years since I released the second book in the Paul Robertson Saga, A Tortured Soul. So what have I been doing in the meantime, when’s my next book going to come out and what the […]
“The Big Four Ohhh!” Updated
I’ve updated the cover and innards of my short story “The Big Four Ohhh!”, which is available on Amazon for the new price of $1.99/£1.99/€1.99 or as part of your Kindle Unlimited subscription.
Looking Back… And Ahead
As you’ll know, if you’ve been paying attention, I’ve been reformatting Kissed by a Rose over the last week or so to get it ready to re-issue after Phaze fell by the wayside. The copy of the e-pub that I have is in a terrible state, with hard HTML paragraph breaks in the middle of sentences, never mind […]
Let’s Talk About Westmouthshire
While I was struggling to make any headway with either “The Truths We Live” or “A Wounded Heart” earlier this year, I tried to get my creative juices flowing by looking back at other books in the Westmouthshire Universe and sketching out a timeline of the events within it. It was an interesting thing to […]
Short Story Re-Issued
I’ve re-issued my short story, “Banging my Teammates.” It was previously released using one of my ‘other’ pseudonyms – C N Lingus, but I’ve decided to gradually ‘kill off’ those other pseudonyms and bring all my stories and novels back under my main author name.
Finding the Time
I’ve made a start on preparing Kissed by a Rose for re-publication. I’ve designed a new cover, and I’ve started to tidy up the e-pub originally produced by Phaze.
Bobby’s “Movie” Career
One of the fun things about writing “The Truths We Live” has been coming up with different types of scenes for Bobby’s burgeoning “Movie Career”. If you’ve read “The Lies We Lead” you may recall he filmed an audition with Amber where she played a teenager in her bedroom reading a dirty book on her […]