I haven't updated this blog since May 2014, the month that I finally completed work on Hotel Nomad, my four-years-in-the-making vampire hotel drama.
I had planned to start sending out query emails to publishers and, most importantly, agents, to see if I could house my new work.
Then I had a daughter.
Adriana Valentina McCrory was born at 10.55pm on Thursday 22nd January 2015.
That pretty much put a stop to me pursuing a new literary deal - for the time being.
Obviously, the nine month preparatory period gave me more than enough time to find a home for my nomadic vampires (see what I did there?) but I found, very quickly, that I was unable to focus on anything else other than welcoming my daughter into the world. My writing just seemed, well, utterly irrelevant in the face of impending fatherhood.
Adriana is now two weeks old and slowly, my thoughts are returning to the idea of writing.
I don't know if I will be able to fashion this ideal into any semblance of reality (I tended to write for unbroken multiple hour sessions - how can I do that with a feeding schedule?) but it's a start that I remembered I have this blog at all!
Hotel Nomad MUST be published. I worked too hard on the story to have it languish in my own personal files.
And I really want to create something new. Ideas aren't the problem. They never have been for me. It's the discipline required to sit down and write.
I'll get there.
SPECIAL regards go to my wonderful wife for the honour of our daughter.
For a so called writer, it's hard to put into words how it actually feels......