Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Moving my blog

Hi all

I'm moving this blog over to Wordpress -

See you there!


Sunday, 6 March 2011


I'm still plugging away at the writing. I'm well over 57,000 words which is good, but it's like half way up the hill. I'm just realising how much more there is to go!

Been talking to my LSW about the changes in the world of publishing and generally out there in the creative media. How, previously, you needed some form of permission or sponsorship before you could get your product out there to your audience. Now, all forms of technology are breaking down those barriers. Concepts like publishing houses and bricks-and-mortar bookshops have worked perfectly well for a couple of hundred years are now being circumvented by direct media mean you can connect directly with your customers.

So, in the next short while, I'm going to start building up a presence, so that when finally this book is done and edited and ready for the world, there'll be a world out there ready to read it!

Tuesday, 18 January 2011


Just to let you know that I'm writing away, a few hundred words every night. I'm guessing that after about three weeks that means that I must have written thousands of words. The current plan is to get it all down on the screen no matter how bad it looks. And then when I go away on my Arvon course I'll pull it all together

Monday, 10 January 2011

The Joy of Lego

I bought middle DS (aged 6) a huge box of Lego for Christmas/Solstice. I've found it's a really good way to be creative - like a rapid prototyping tool. Although now I've got a project I'm investing lots of time and effort into it to do the best I can at it. The end product is going to be a photograph so I'll share here when I'm done!

Also I now have a writing buddy - someone I worked with about 12 years ago in Ireland. Anyway, we're both on twitter and nagging each other to write every day. My novel is finally restarted and now I've been writing every day I need to get on and plan out the next stage of the plot.

Finally, I'm now booked on an Arvon course - five days of seclusion with other writers deep in Devon to (hopefully) knock my novel into some kind of publishable shape.