15/05/2017 – 21/05/2017

Hi, everyone.

This week I finished a screen edit of Ruled by Choices and started another paper edit. I will be continuing this during the coming week. It would be good to get that finished by Friday. I also put together a boxset of the three Random books, called A First Year of Random. This is now available on Amazon as an eBook, and will be available wide when all the Random books are out of Kindle Select, which will be in late June.

This week I finished the following book:

  • Wunderkids by Jacqueline Silvester

See you all next week.

08/05/2017 – 14/05/2017

Hi, all.

This week has been a little disjointed. I did work on editing Ruled by Choices on four days, but had quite a bit of interruption, so didn’t get as far as I might have liked. I did take a break one day and started on the next Hunter Vampire short story/novella (number three) and got 2.2K words written. This week it’ll be back to editing. Hopefully, I can get to the end of this edit and maybe do some more words on the Hunter Vampire story.

This week I finished reading the following books:

  • Solutions for Novelists, Secrets of a Master Editor by Sol Stein
  • How to Write Damn Good Fiction by James N Frey

Hope to see you all next week.


01/05/2017 – 07/05/2017

Hi, everyone.

This week I managed to finish the transcription of the Ruled by Choices edits earlier than expected. Yay! That meant I could go straight onto a Kindle read-through of Malice and Madness, which I completed, and followed it up with a read-out-loud. I’ve uploaded the file to Amazon, and even though I want to do another read before it goes live, I’m going to put it on pre-order this week. The release date isn’t until 26 June 2017, so there’s plenty of time. I’ll try to remember to post a link next week.

In the coming week, I’ll be doing another screen edit of Ruled by Choices. I added a lot of new text/chapters, which is basically first draft, so lots of tweaking will be needed. I don’t expect to finish that in one week, so am not planning anything else.

This week I finished two books. They are: Stories that Crafted the Earth by Adrian Beckingham and Solutions for Writers, Practical Craft Techniques for Fiction and Non-fiction by Sol Stein.

See you all next week.


24/04/2017 – 30/04/2017

Hi, everyone.

Little bit late today, but hey, it’s a Bank Holiday. πŸ™‚

This week I finished the read-through of Malice and Madness and I started transcribing Ruled by Choices. I’ve only done one day of transcription, so that will be the priority for the coming week. Hopefully, it won’t take more than three or four days. If so, it’ll be onto a read out loud of Malice and Madness. We’ll see.

I haven’t done quite so much reading this week, so nothing finished, and the novel I’m reading is Lord of the Rings, so it’ll take me a while. Almost finished a couple of other books, though. So hopefully more to report next week.

See you then. Have fun.

17/04/2017 – 23/04/2017

Hi, everyone.

This week I have continued with the paper edit of the fourth book in the Midgard Born Series, which I can now reveal is called Ruled by Choices. I have ended up adding quite a lot of extra text, by hand at the moment as it’s a paper edit, which means I’m only about halfway through the manuscript. I will continue with this over the coming week.

Also, over the weekend, I did a Kindle read-through edit of Malice and Madness. This has added another 1.5K words, so it is now officially a novella. There won’t be many more words added, if any. It’s resting during the week again while I continue with Ruled by Choices. I might do a read-out-loud edit next weekend, if things are going well. If I do, I hope to then put it up for pre-order, probably for a release date in June.

This week I have completed reading the following books:

  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  • Victoria’s Victorian Victory by Abigail Shepherd
  • The Hatter’s Wife by Anna B Madrise
  • The Manningtree Account by Becky Wright

Hope to see you all again next week (which I’ve just realised is another Bank Holiday, so may not get that read-out-loud done, after all).

10/04/2017 – 16/04/207

Hi, all.

This week I finished the paper edit of Malice and Madness and typed it up. I managed to add a further 3.5K words doing this, and there are still more edits to go. This is now resting as I start the paper edit of the fourth book in The Midgard Born Series.Β  I have done one day of this edit, and as it’s now a holiday weekend, I won’t be doing any more until Monday at the earliest, but more likely to be Tuesday.

Also, I decided to take all the Random short story books out of KDP Select and to take them wide to all retailers. This will happen gradually over May and June. At the moment, Random is on sale in the UK and US for Β£$0.99. The last day of the sale is Tuesday.

I finished reading American Gods by Neil Gaiman. I have another 4 books on the go at the moment (one a non-fiction). I hope to finish a couple of them next week.

That’s all for this week. See you next week.

03/04/2017 – 09/04/2017

First week back and I forget to write the post on the Sunday. Argh!

Anyway, what have I done this past week? Well, I continued with an on-screen edit of the fourth book in the Midgard Born Series, which I finished. It’s all printed out ready to do a hard copy edit. However, before that, I need to finish the hard copy edit of my second Hunter Vampire Chronicles short story. This is already half done. When I’ve done that I’ll type up the changes and get back to the other book. It’s a juggling game, as always.

Today, which isn’t really last week, but hey, this is my blog, was the launch of Metally Fatigued, the first of the short stories in The Hunter Vampire Chronicles. It’s Amazon exclusive, and in Kindle Unlimited, if you want to go and check it out.

Metally Fatigued Cover

Reading has been going better this week, but I haven’t finished another book yet. I hope to do that today, or tomorrow.

Hope to see you next week.