Yesterday’s Child

Under a sky of perpetual mourningthe snows of sorrowwere melted by morninga yawning sun that inspired a yearningfor roaming rogues high on romancethat bequeathed their love to mist-eyed strangerswho drunk-danced all night, blind to the danger. Under a sky of perpetual winterhearts freeze and hearths burn splintersgathered and sliced by yesterday’s childwho watches the embersContinue reading “Yesterday’s Child”

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”

How to Plot a Novel

How does one plot a novel? I am by no means an expert. But I do have a few thoughts I would like to share. Firstly, I would like to state that this is not one of those guides that outlines the exact process. There are plenty of writers out there that have written aboutContinue reading “How to Plot a Novel”

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”

My Latest Paintings

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”