Dandelion Time with its new cover Cue trumpet fanfare... My latest novel Dandelion Time is now available through Amazon as a pre-order between now and May 1st when it will be officially released for download. I've scheduled it for this date so it is eligible for the Kindle Storyteller 2022 competition. That means it will … Continue reading Dandelion Time Now Available on Pre-Order
What Counts as a Novel?
Photo by Emily on Pexels.com I have finished the third draft of Dandelion Time with almost all of the book marked as Final Draft, but I am short of the word count I would like the book to be. As it stands, it is only 64,858 words and I'd like it to be at least … Continue reading What Counts as a Novel?
Hello Books Promo
My promotion on Hellobooks.com starts today. Click the link below and you'll be able to get Black Feather and the other books in the promo for free or at a discount. All the books are in the paranormal romance genre so should be of interest to my readers. You will need to sign up to … Continue reading Hello Books Promo
NaNoWriMo Week 3
I'm pleased to say that at the end of NaNo week 3 I've not only reached the fifty thousand word goal and crossed the finish line, but now have a complete first draft of the novel. It currently stands at 54,763 words. I'm hoping to add another twenty to thirty thousand words over the next … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Week 3
Thoughts on NaNoWriMo Week 2
Another week of National Novel Writing Month is drawing to a close and I’m still writing and making daily updates. I am currently at 35170 words, which means I am 70% of the way to 50000 words. Ideally, I’ll get the word count up to 75 to 80000 before publication. I am loving writing the … Continue reading Thoughts on NaNoWriMo Week 2
Nano 2021 – Days 2 & 3
My Temporary Cover Design I seem to be developing a routine of writing in the mornings for three to four hours, usually between 9am until 12 or 1pm when things are quiet and I have time to myself. I find background distractions like the T.V. or the presence of other people, even if I can … Continue reading Nano 2021 – Days 2 & 3
Nano 2021 Day 1-The Blank Page
Today is the first day of Nanowrimo 2021. To say I’m starting with a blank page isn’t strictly true. I have a good idea of my story and what I want to put in it, a synopsis of 12,861 words and I’ve broken the story down into thirty-seven chapters with titles that give a brief … Continue reading Nano 2021 Day 1-The Blank Page
So I've decided to participate in Nanowrimo this year writing the new story I told you about at the end of my last post. I also mention it in my Gothic Beginnings post. The setting for this story is based around the house I spent a great deal of time in when I was a … Continue reading Nanowrimo 2021
The Ghosts on the Iron Bridge
I came across the following story recently whilst looking for interesting local ghost stories. Of course, the Iron Bridge at Sefton Park features in Black Feather, so I was even more interested in the story. In fact, it made me wonder if I had somehow tapped in to the haunting whilst writing the chapters on … Continue reading The Ghosts on the Iron Bridge
Who Really Started The Fire of London?
image from http://www.prisonersofeternity.co.uk/inferno-the-great-fire-of-london/ 1666, a rather ominous year if you stop and think about it. It certainly turned out to be so for those unfortunate enough to be in London on the 2nd of September. At one o'clock in the morning a shady young man, hiding his face beneath a hood, let himself into the … Continue reading Who Really Started The Fire of London?