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”

“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”

I Finished My Third Novel

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”

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)”

Writing Update

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”

The Influence of Good Memories

I have been doing a lot of reflecting lately; remembering fond memories from long ago, and reviewing the last few years. When I cast my mind back to the way I was thinking and acting a few years ago, I feel as if I am a completely different person now. I’ve come a long wayContinue reading “The Influence of Good Memories”