Saturday, 18 February 2012

A Much Needed Update


Has it been that long since I updated this thing?

I think I'm going to have to be a little tougher on myself in regards to keeping this blog updated.

I have a good reason for not blogging though, I've been hard at work on my second book.

As previous posts have shown, I've agonised over this book far more than Swan Song which, if I'm honest, kind of wrote itself. The story was so self contained, driven and simple that writing it was a breeze.

This book, however, will require all of my skills.

It's fun but much harder than I expected. What's that saying? 'Nothing that comes easy is worth anything.'

Or something like that.....

Anyhoo, been a good start to the new year for me. Pretty damn happy about a lot of things.

I'm writing more notes on character, plot, structure and theme than ever before, which really helps me in the long run.

As it currently stands, a FREE ebook of six brand new short stories by yours truly should be online very soon.

Following quickly on it's heels should be the much heralded Swan Song Exclusive Paperback, which will include the aforementioned six stories PLUS a further six stories that you won't be able to find online.

All pretty exciting stuff!


  1. Looking forward to the new stories and buying the paperback! Keep writing! Nothing worth having comes easy! (how I know the quote)

    Although Swan Song is amazing, so if that came easy... I really can't wait to read the new book :)

  2. Thanks so much for the kind words, Sam! I'll sign you a copy of the Swan Song paperback when it becomes available!

    It did seem to write itself. I wanted a simple debut with real fleshed out characters. Once I had Lewis and Katrina down on the page, the story just spiralled, seemingly all by itself. That's nice for a writer, when that happens!

    I'm having to work a lot harder on my new book, but I won't force unnatural ideas. If you have to work TOO hard, some would say, maybe the idea doesn't feel right, doesn't work, etc....

  3. That would be awesome! Thanks :)