Wednesday, 30 October 2013

It's nearly Hallow'een - Ghost story number two 'Abe'...

Hey guys;

As it's nearly Hallow'een, I have been asked to republish one or two of my short stories.

This is number two, and is called 'Abe'...

It will feature in a forthcoming book by mean - a collection of short stories entitled 'Policing Paranormal Leicester'...

Beware of footsteps upstairs - on the stairs - or doors that suddenly slam!

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It's nearly Hallow'een - time for a few scary stories?

Hey guys;

For my first Ghost story of Hallow'een, may I point you in the direction of one of my much requested short stories, 'A tale of two Sisters'...

Definitely one for telling whilst sat by the fireside and with lights turned down.

This will, ultimately, feature in a forthcoming book of short stories entitled 'Policing Paranormal Leicester'.

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Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Murder most British - an insight to production time for a best seller

Hey guys;

Last night I finally managed to get around to watching 'Murder most British' on BBC4, the series in three parts relating to Britain's fascination with crime and murder. 

Part three - must find the first two parts on some player, somewhere...was on last night, and looked at the writers of the nineteen twenties and thirties, and 'who-dun-it?' books.

What struck me was the exploration of Agatha Christie's working life, and the reality that she spent four years working on (what was to become) a best seller, and had a host of refusals from Publishers before it was taken up. Each of those publishers must have kicked themselves, years later! But four years to write what she considered to be a finished product.

I am finally learning, particularly through my current lifestyle change process, that you can't rush things, and some things are better achieved over a longer period and at a slower pace.

Using that analogy, I have become a lot more relaxed about my third novel in 'The Borough Boys' series, and if it took Agatha Christies four years to write one best seller, I am not going to gain anything by rushing mine through when I am clearly not in the best frame of mind to do so.

Consequently, I have removed all thoughts of a December deadline, and book #3 will be finished when I am finally satisfied with it - content; grammar; spelling; punctuation, and all. I am going to be a realist for a change!

I promise my readers it will be finished, but only when it is worth publishing, will it be published.

Those voices in my head...

The voices inside my head have finally started, once again. I have been struggling with how to adapt the work I have already under...