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The Year Of Hard Work – September Report

No matter how well you plan or hard you work, there will be times when it all goes a bit wrong.  August was one of those months for me.  Pressure got to me and my work suffered because of it. What causes it doesn’t really matter.  It could be a bad review or a rejection.  [...]

2015-10-16T14:31:51+00:00 October 16th, 2015|Process, Productivity, Writing|0 Comments

It Lives – The Long Awaited Blog Update

On my ToDo list are about 15 different blog posts to make.  So many that's it's not even funny. So why the radio silence for the last month? It's mostly due to the rewrites.  After falling behind in August and feeling slightly overwhelmed, I knuckled down in September and started trying to get things back [...]

2016-10-17T17:13:12+00:00 October 13th, 2015|Productivity, Publishing, Writing|0 Comments

The Year Of Hard Work – July Report

Things have been pretty quiet on the blog in the last month but that’s not because I’ve not been working hard, but because I’ve been focusing on the rewrite. Whereas previous months have a wide number of projects on the go, I’ve cleared my slate to just focus on Black As Knight. Looking back at [...]

2016-10-17T17:13:14+00:00 August 11th, 2015|Process, Productivity, Writing|0 Comments

Productive Writing Article in BSFA Magazine

With over 350,000 words written so far this year, I'm having quite a productive year.   And as can be seen from some of the success I've enjoyed so far, productive writing doesn't mean bad writing.  I recently did an article for the British Science Fiction Association on productive writing and how to implement it. [...]

2015-07-18T09:15:57+00:00 July 18th, 2015|Productivity, Writing|0 Comments

Year Of Hard Work – June Report

In many ways, June was a funny old month.  From the perspective of my overall plan for the year, June was to be the month I knuckled back down after May’s storm chasing adventures.  My slow April had enforced that even more.  June was the time to launch myself into a new writing project and [...]

2016-10-17T17:13:14+00:00 July 7th, 2015|Process, Productivity, Writing|0 Comments

The Business Strategy

We don’t like to think of writing in terms of a business.  It’s art, and art and business don’t mix!  But the thing I’m continually learning is that in order to be a ‘professional’ writer (and by that I mean someone who makes money from it) you have to walk that tightrope. I’ve had a [...]

2016-10-17T17:13:17+00:00 March 12th, 2015|Productivity, Publishing, Writing|1 Comment

The Genesis Of An Editing Process

So last night, I got to catch up with my friend, Amanda Rutter.  It’s been a while since we’ve seen each other so we had a lot of catching up to do.  It was also an excellent excuse for All You Can Eat Chinese.  Like I need an excuse! Amanda was the editor for the [...]

2016-10-17T17:13:18+00:00 February 20th, 2015|Productivity, Writing|0 Comments