Summary: Another seven-day ‘writing’ week. The novel is still going well and there are lots of interesting projects coming up on the paid editing front. I’m feeling a bit more enthused about things in general – so yay! Monday: Monday again! And time to eat the frog… So I wrote the next Darkness scene […]
Summary: Still trucking along with the novel, still looking at agents for the two books I’m querying, still working reasonably hard for paying clients – all progress is good progress. Monday: After not having a particularly productive week last week, I knuckled down and wrote the next Darkness scene. Then it was back to […]
The second half of 2022 was a struggle in terms of bolstering my creativity. I felt like I didn’t achieve that much and that I was always trying to force myself to work on my writing projects, and generally failing. Doing an objective review of what I achieved across the year showed me that […]
Summary: Technically, a seven-day writing week, but only because of novel notes and reviews – but hey, all progress is good progress, and a chilled-out weekend has left me more enthused about committing to a better work ethic all round. Monday: I kept to my novel-writing plan, working on the next scene of Darkness […]
My poem, The Atheist’s Prayer is included in the charity poetry anthology from Black Spring Press. You can buy a copy here.
My short story, The Vanishing Wizard, appears in Issue Five of the Noctivagent Press zine. You can read it here.
Summary: Frog-eating the novel is still working as planned and I picked up some chunky paid projects to keep me busy for most of February. We’re a bit behind on the podcast, but it’s supposed to be fun, so there’s no use putting ourselves under undue pressure over it. Monday: Sticking with my ‘eat […]
My poem, Arctic Sestina, is included in the recent Solstice anthology from Devil’s Party Press. You can buy a copy here.
Summary: First draft of fifth novel has begun! Prioritising it at the start of each ‘work’ day has been very successful, and I haven’t had any trouble getting my paid work done afterwards. Monday: I planned a full cafe day and was set up and ready to get started by 9am. I decided to […]
Sunday: Not much concrete progress this week, but that was deliberate. What was unexpected was a major shift in my attitude towards starting novel number five, which was awesome! Monday: I did a sample edit for a prospective client. I also finished the new Christmas ghost story I started last week, and submitted it […]