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”

The Bane of Necromancy

The sun was setting over the foothills. The orange light had lost its vibrancy, as the grass faded to grey. The day had blown its final kiss of farewell. A blanket of thick black was cast over the world. The night that would never end had begun. The animals were silent, asleep or afraid. TheContinue reading “The Bane of Necromancy”

Thin Glass

“Once, I believed myself to be the master, but now I know the truth.” – a poor, helpless soul The mirror was my harlot, my whore, my plaything to tease in the dark and fondle with my eyes. The reflection looked like me, it even moved like me, but we were not the same. TheContinue reading “Thin Glass”

“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”

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 Writing Keeps Improving (at least, I think it does)

No, I don’t mean that as some kind of brag. It’s not so much my ability to write well structured, lyrical sentences or build convincing characters has dramatically improved in the last few years, it’s more the fact the consistency of my writing sessions that has gained a wealth of momentum. That’s to say IContinue reading “My Writing Keeps Improving (at least, I think it does)”