24/07/2017 – 30/07/2017

Hi, everyone.

This past week I did exactly as I’d planned. I wrote a rough draft of Hunter Vampire Chronicles 4, then went through it again and added to get it to first draft level. It’s now at novella length, which is what I wanted. This coming week, I’ll be doing a paper edit of it, and hopefully typing that up. If I finish, I’ll be thinking about the next book in the series.

This week I finished reading the following books:

  • The Muse by Jessie Burton
  • The Sin Eater by Deborah J Miller (audio)
  • Talulla Rising by Glen Duncan (audio)

See you all next week.


17/07/2017 – 23/07/2017

Hi, everyone.

So, I did everything I said I was going to do in my post from last week. 🙂

Okay, I did put The Blood House up for pre-order. You can buy it now, if you so wish (you do, don’t you?). Release date is 21 August 2017. I also pretty much got The Midgard Born two-book boxset done. I’m not sure when I’m going to put this up yet, but it’s there and ready to go. I started the fourth story in The Hunter Vampire Chronices. I think I know where it’s going now – that took a couple of days to sort out. I’ve also started on the secret project, but only have one chapter done and that will wait now until HV4 is drafted.

Unexpectedly, I received my paperback draft of Ruled by Choices through the post, which was a month earlier than promised. I’m definitely not going to do anything with it this coming week, but at least it’s there.

Other things for the coming week? Well, just to get a first draft of HV4, I think. That should be enough time to get all the way through the story, if I work hard at it. Anything else will be a bonus.

I haven’t read a lot this week, so no books finished.

See you all next week.

10/07/2017 – 16/07/2017

Hi, everyone.

First things first. I’m posting this early today because I wanted you to know about a flash sale I’m holding on one of my books. Today only (17 July 2017), The Rag & Bones Novel Collection (that’s the entire series) is on sale for Kindle. Go and grab your copy now.

Flash Birthday Sale details

In other news, this past week, I finalised and ordered the proof of Ruled by Choices. I also did a read-through and two read out-louds of The Blood House. I’m nearly ready to put this up for pre-order, which will probably happen on Tuesday of the coming week.

Other things to do this coming week. Well, I want to get a boxset of the first two books of The Midgard Born Series made up, and I need to start on the fourth story in The Hunter Vampire Chronicles. The latter might be difficult, because I haven’t decided what the story is yet. 😦 I also have another project I’m cogitating upon and have had a little play with the beginning of. That one will remain project lips sealed for the moment.

This week I have completed five books:

  • Knights of the Borrowed Dark by Dave Rudden (audio)
  • Writing for Children by Martha Robinson
  • Vampirates by Justin Somper (audio)
  • Mandalas by Laura J Watts
  • The Nowhere Emporium by Ross MacKenzie (audio)


Until next week.



03/07/2017 – 09/07/2017

Hi, everyone.

This week was a little less productive than hoped for. The paperback of Ruled by Choices is not quite finished. So, I haven’t yet managed to order the proof copy. Therefore, I didn’t get onto The Blood House.

This coming week I’ll be ordering the proof of Ruled by Choices (hopefully on Monday) and then getting onto The Blood House. If I can do a read through and a read out-loud, that would be good. As it’s a novella, that should be possible. I also have more paperwork to do, which I’m intending to do on Monday.

This week I have completed the following books:

  • Half a King by Joe Abercrombie (audio)
  • Writing the Short Story by Roy Lomax
  • The War of Art by Steven Pressfield

See you next week.

26/06/2017 – 02/07/2017

Hi, everyone.

This has been a productive week. As planned, I completed another read out-loud of Ruled by Choices, and formatted the paperback, and sorted the cover — the last two still need some tweaks, but are basically there. Seeing as I was ahead, I also completed a paper edit of the third Hunter Vampire book, which I can now announce is entitled The Blood House, and typed up the changes.

So, this coming week, I’ll be doing another read-through of Ruled by Choices, with the paperback version. I hope to be able to order the proof copy before the end of the week. I hope to be able to do a Kindle read-through of The Blood House, as well. That may not get finished. We’ll see. I also have a bit of paperwork to get sorted.

I did manage to get A First Year of Random uploaded to the other retailers, so that’s wide now.

Finally, I put the first three Midgard Born Series books into the Smashwords sale (see notice for details).

SW July Sale 2017

Smashwords Sale: 1 – 31 July 2017

I finished two books this week:

  • Ace of Hart by Violeta M Bagia
  • The Sunset Limited by Cormac McCarthy (audio)

See you all next week.