“Crossing the Line” out on Kindle 21 July 2014

The countdown has begun

I am about to do it – publish my first non-blog published item.  It is a short story, not a full novel, but it is a start.  It will be the first in a series set in the not-too-distant future (don’t you just love a cliche), in post natural and nuclear disaster earth.  It will be the first of 10-12 short stories (I will e-publish the rest as a whole book later in 2014) which will serve as a prequel to my first novel “A Better Judgement” due out in the second half of 2015.   “Crossing the Line”has it’s own page on the blog, which I will update as I get closer to launch date.  Crossing the Line

Wish me luck!

The first short story in the "Better Judgement" series - due out on Kindle on 21st July 2014

The first short story in the “Better Judgement” series – due out on Kindle on 21st July 2014

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The journey stalls

Okay I will admit it. I have been somewhat remise in the blog contribution department. No excuses – I just didn’t do it.

I have however made a few decisions about the set-up of my blog. I have started looking at a few cover designs for the first of my Science Fiction/Crime short stories. (I have got some great ideas through the website www.fiverr.com – handy if you are looking for some quick and cheap ideas.) This got me thinking – one of my writing lines is going to be middle-age children’s literature, and the other Science Fiction/Crime stories. Can you see the problem? Yes that’s right folks – it is not going to be appropriate to have a children’s book page on the same website with stories about nasty murders. Bummer. So I have decided to set up a whole new web identify for the children’s material and even publish these under a different name. You think it would be obvious – but this is what happens when you don’t have any children and are de-sensitised to violence. Good thing I don’t write erotic fiction as another side line – now that’s a whole difference ball game again. Until next time….Unknown

The journey begins

It has taken me quite a while to get to the point in my life where I now feel that I can really dedicate some time to being a writer. I haven’t quite got to the point where I say “I am a writer” when a person asks me what my occupation is, deferring instead to my part time job title. I am not sure I why I have such a block here, perhaps it stems from an ingrained belief that a significant percentage of those calling themselves “artists” are in fact just unemployed bums, spending their days lolling about, cadging money and contemplating their navels. Yes I know that this is not true in the majority of cases, but it is a stereotype I am having trouble shifting. Maybe this will change when I actually start to earn an income of some description from writing.   Anyway, it is almost 2pm so I suppose I ought to get out of my pyjamas, put down the wine and do some work.

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