My first novel will be published in a few weeks!

Almost a month has flashed by since my last blog post. Not only have I neglected my blog in that time, my social media has also experienced a drought during that time. Not due to writer’s or artist’s block, or anything as reductive as that. There’s been quite a lot going on in my personalContinue reading “My first novel will be published in a few weeks!”

Human Zoo is complete!

I have finally finished the editing process of my third novel, Human Zoo. Now it’s time to see if the manuscript will be picked up by an literary agents. I’m not holding my breath, but here goes nothing. I started work on Human Zoo towards the end of July. What began as a pretty basicContinue reading “Human Zoo is complete!”

I’ve almost finished the second draft of my novel

The time’s gone really quickly, but I’ve been working on my third novel, Human Zoo, for about two months. My original goal, when I found out I was moving to Canada, was to write multiple novels by the end of 2022. As with all creative plans of mine, the reality has transpired to be muchContinue reading “I’ve almost finished the second draft of my novel”

I have so many notebooks

An unreasonable amount, really. I have 10 on the go, to be precise. That might seem obscene. What the hell am I doing with 10 notebooks? Surely you don’t use them all? Actually, I do. Most of them every day. You see, every notebook I have serves a different purpose. I have one conventional writer’sContinue reading “I have so many notebooks”

“Possession” – a broad concept

This evening I finally finished a drawing that I’ve been working on for days. The reason it took me so long was because it’s made up of hundreds of tiny lines. The design itself may look simplistic, but it was a slog of many, many long hours. It follows a similar theme to many ofContinue reading ““Possession” – a broad concept”

Painting a Puritan

A rather somber subject matter, I realise. But when have I ever produced art that isn’t seeped in the morose or the macabre? I ruminated on this painting for a long time. It took over ten hours to paint. Not because the level of detail required was particularly demanding, but because I was indecisive aboutContinue reading “Painting a Puritan”

More Paintings! (and a writing update)

Autumn feels like it’s in full swing now. Here in New Brunswick, Canada, the warm temperature has left it feeling more late-summer than early-fall. And I suppose it really is still summer here. Whereas, back in the U.K., this time of the year feels very autumnal. This time of year, I want to be goingContinue reading “More Paintings! (and a writing update)”

Writing Update – August was a productive month

Throughout August my focus centred on completing the first draft of my third novel, Human Zoo. I did so in a bit of a hurry. I sped through those last few chapters. I was determined to get the draft done and dusted, so I could move onto the editing stage as quickly as possible. DespiteContinue reading “Writing Update – August was a productive month”