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”
I’ve been doing a fair bit of painting, recently, which has been a nice little side project aside from my writing and illustrating. I haven’t painted prolifically for a good few years now – probably not since I finished my fine art degree back in 2014. I think I became a bit demoralised after endingContinue reading “My Latest Paintings”
Finally, it’s done. I have been writing the draft of my third novel for the past five weeks, and it’s finally complete. In some respect, writing the draft is the easy part of the process; or at least, it’s the quickest. Most of the fiction I’ve written is messy and nonsensical before I get roundContinue reading “I Finished My Third Novel”
This month, I’ve been catching up on a lot of much needed reading time, picking up a novel that I’ve wanted to read for years, and a few random finds from the local book store. I’ve always found maintaining a regular reading habit to be something of a struggle. But the last couple of monthsContinue reading “August Reads – a roundup of the fiction I’ve read this month”
I’m always excited to start a new novel, especially in the plotting/planning stages.
I haven’t been writing very much the last few days, but there is a reason for it. I’ve been busy helping my partner get ready for her big move to Canada (she is leaving a couple of months earlier than I am). But after she’s left in a few days I will be back toContinue reading “Writing Update”
Once again, my life exists in a state of constant flux. In just over two months, I will be moving with my partner to New Brunswick, Canada. It’s going to be a challenging move, as I’ve only ever lived in the north of England. But it’s a challenge I’m looking forward to facing. I’m excitedContinue reading “Changes Abound”
I never thought that I would write these words down, but I have to say that I have started to fall in love with writing poetry again. For such a long time, I suffered a turbulent relationship with poetry, both in terms of writing poems, and also reading them. I enjoyed scribbling down a fewContinue reading “Me, a poet?”