Digging through old files I came across something written a good while ago, back when I was in the process of editing The Hive (for my compulsory Halloween release that I forced upon myself for some reason). Reading it took me back to the writing, remembering how it was a 75% complete screenplay idea that… Continue reading An old post never posted.
And there are days where there isn't even a trickle. I've found sometimes it can feel effortless to do my best work, a thousand words just dropping onto the page, eloquent, beautiful and in no need of alteration. More often I'll find upon revision that the choice of words might have been a little clunky… Continue reading There are days when it just flows…
I don't tend to check my Amazon sales reports very regularly as they're usually just all zeros. But once a month I will flick it open just to make sure nothing ludicrous is happening. And, surprise surprise my debut horror novel The Hive isn't really selling. And why should it be? There's an abundance of… Continue reading Go Canada!
So... in my rush to release for Halloween (not sure what that was about, but it acted as a great false deadline to push myself and get the novel finished) I decided that my title wasn't arty enough for me. I guess I can put that down to last minute jitters or something but it… Continue reading Why did I do that?
From the beginning of a horror short story/novelette that I'm working on (not sure how long it's going to be yet). Probably riddled with errors as all first drafts are. As I don't tend to keep my earlier drafts I thought it might be nice to have a record, for posterity. Stuffed It was… Continue reading An Excerpt
Today I was in the middle of a week long 'this is rubbish, why am I writing this' but continuing to push myself on because I'd made the mistake of telling my significant other that I'm writing a novel. So now I actually have to produce a novel at the end of all this time… Continue reading Taking Hearts
My partner's friend kindly offered to read my manuscript, how brave is that? And she's just returned my stack of pages with all kinds of helpful notes and thoughts. In the broad picture there's some things I missed completely, some things I had an inkling needed some attention and some things I knew I needed… Continue reading My first Beta Reader!
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