R And R

So technically I’m on strict instructions from my agent to recharge.  After an intense 5 month rewrite slog, I’ve earned myself a little time off. […]

November 17th, 2015|Writing|0 Comments

10 Things They Never Told You About NaNoWriMo

My latest article for Fantasy-Faction went live earlier this week.  Given that it's NaNoWriMo I thought it only right to do a piece for all of you currently slogging your way through 50,000 words.  So this month I give you a list of 10 things they never told you about participating in NaNoWriMo.  Be sure to [...]

November 6th, 2015|Writing|0 Comments

Year of Hard Work – October Report

So here we are, into the last couple of months of the year and approaching the end of my year of hard work.  I certainly don’t think I underestimated how hard this year would be, but I could never have guessed what a rollercoaster it would be.  And it’s not even over yet. […]

November 5th, 2015|Productivity, Publishing, Writing|0 Comments

Half A Million Words

So on the evening of the 31st November 2015, I hit a milestone of having written 500,000 words so far this year. […]

November 3rd, 2015|Productivity, Writing|0 Comments

Pokemon Go Article

In my latest article for GPSTracklog, I report on the upcoming location-based Pokemon game coming from the developers of Ingress.  Be sure to check out my article here: http://gpstracklog.com/2015/10/could-pokemon-become-the-next-big-gps-game.html

October 30th, 2015|Geocaching, Writing|0 Comments

NaNoWriMo Preparation Article

NaNoWriMo begins this weekend and I recently did this article for Fantasy-Faction on prepping for the big event.  Be sure to check it out.  http://fantasy-faction.com/2015/preparing-for-nanowrimo

October 28th, 2015|Process, Writing|0 Comments

Fantasycon 2015 Report

Conventions can be a little addictive.  When you start you go for the panels, trying to pick up information and tips that will help you with your own writing.  But as you progress you’ll find that panels repeat topics and themes, and so become less important.  Instead, conventions will become more about the people. […]

October 27th, 2015|Events, Genre, Travel, Writing|0 Comments

It’s Done

It’s done! After 5 months and 192,000 words the revised draft of Black As Knight has gone back to the agent. I won’t deny it’s been a hard slog both physically and emotionally.  It’s the first full rewrite I’ve ever done and I learnt a lot of the experience. But I’m incredibly proud, not only of myself but of this book as well. […]

October 22nd, 2015|Writing|0 Comments

Fantasycon Schedule

Fantasycon is less than a week away and I’m busy trying to get everything done so I can enjoy the event instead of stressing over work.  It’ll be great to catch up with friends, some of whom I’ve not seen since Eastercon.  But I won’t just be lounging around in the bar as I’m glad to announce that I not only have a reading but I will be appearing on a panel as well! […]

October 18th, 2015|Events, Writing|0 Comments

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.  It could be things to do with everyday life.  The important thing to note that these things happen and you’re going to have to overcome them.  You have to get up, dust yourself off and get back on the horse. September, for me, was about getting back on the horse. […]

October 16th, 2015|Process, Productivity, Writing|0 Comments