16/10/2017 – 22/10/2017

Hi, everyone.

So, this past week, I ended up doing something completely different from what I intended. I was going to complete the paper edit of HV5, but when I started, I found I had no enthusiasm for it. I decided not to push through it. Instead, I looked through short-story anthology opportunities and found two I thought I might like to try for. I’ve written one of those stories now, which needs to be submitted by 1 November. I’m not sure whether I’ll try the other one, or not. No really good ideas have come to me yet.

In the coming week, I’ll have to finalise that short story and send it off, and decide on whether I’m going for the other one, or not. I also do want to do the HV5 paper edit. That’s more than enough for one week.

I didn’t complete reading any books this week.

See you all next week.


09/10/2017 – 15/10/2017

Hi, everyone.

This past week, as planned, I made HV5 into a proper first draft. It’s now waiting for a paper edit and resting for a few days. I didn’t receive the proof copy of the book I wanted to finalise, so I decided to finalise the HV boxset of books 1-3 and put the eBook up for pre-order (release date 29/10/17). I also uploaded all the individual novellas to all the other retailers, as they are now out of Kindle Unlimited. That was a mind-numbing task. Note to self: never get into a situation where you need to upload multiple books at once. And, of course, yesterday was the release day for Pixielated Evidence (HV4).

Pixielated Evidence ebook cover 2

Available from all major eBook retailers.

In the coming week, I’ll start on that paper edit of HV5. Hopefully, I’ll get it finished, but probably not transcribed, as I have family visiting for part of the week. Fingers crossed that the book (and other things) I’m waiting for arrive in the post.

This week I completed one book:

  • Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson (audio)

See you all next week.

02/10/2017 – 08/10/2017

Hi, everyone.

As planned, this past week I wrote the first, rough draft of HV5. And that’s it. Nothing extra. Nothing less. 🙂 It ended up being around 14.5 K, which is quite high for the rough draft.

In the coming week I’ll be going through it again to make it a proper first draft. Filling in all the gaps, expanding the text, until it’s actually the novella it’s supposed to be. I expect that to take most of the week. I have to prepare a few bits for the launch of Pixielated Evidence on Sunday, as well. I’m also hoping that a proof I’ve ordered arrives this week, so I can go through it. We’ll see.

I didn’t complete any books this week.

See you all next week.

25/09/2017 – 01/10/2017

Hi, everyone.

Well, this past week I did finish my short stories (all three of them) and submitted them, but didn’t have time for anything else. Now, it’s a waiting game.

So, in the coming week, I’m going to write HV5. Hopefully, I can get the whole story done right through, so I can leave it over the weekend to revise next week. Obviously, there won’t be time for anything else.

This week I completed the following book:

  • A Conjuring of Light by V E Schwab

Hope to see you again next week.

18/09/2017 – 24/09/2017

Hi, everyone.

So, once again, I didn’t complete all I’d hoped for. Some things just take a long time to get right. Anyhow, this past week I completed this stage of the unannounced project, so that’s out of the way for a few weeks. I did start on the short stories I wanted to write, but only got part way through one, and I have three I want to write.

This coming week, I will finish these short stories, or give up. I can’t spend any more time on them after that. And I think two need to be submitted by the end of the week anyway. If I do finish them, I will go on to HV5. It’s begging to be written now. Here’s to a better writing week.

I didn’t complete reading any books this week.

See you all next week.

11/09/2017 – 17/09/2017

Hi, everyone.

Well, this past week didn’t go completely as planned. The unannounced project took all week, and I still have a little left to do. Argh! However, I also did a proper voice read out-loud of Pixielated Evidence, and I received a proof copy through the post of another book.

So, this coming week. Well, one day is out, as I have visitors, but I will finish the unannounced project. I will. And I will check the proof. That will probably take me till Thursday, but don’t quote me on that. Then, rather than going on to HV 5, I’m going to write some short stories for submissions, just for a break from the norm. There are a few opportunities available and I want to give them a go. If, after a couple of days, I find that’s not working, I’ll revert, but I hope to submit to at least one. And as the stories are short, I should be able to get a draft of one each day. And, also because they’re short, I’ll be able to fit in editing easily around other stuff. We’ll see. The proof will be in next week’s post.

This week I have completed the following books:

  • The Deep Range by Arthur C Clarke (audio)
  • Gathering of Shadows by V E Schwab

See you all next week.



04/09/2017 – 10/09/2017

Hi, everyone.

What did I do this past week? Well, I have ordered the HV boxset proof, and I have read through and put Pixielated Evidence up for pre-order. I’ve also taken the decision to remove the series from Kindle Unlimited, so I’ll be able to put that wide in early October. I did some more on one of the unannounced projects, as well.

I’ve decided, rather than going straight into the next HV book, I’m going to finish the unnannounced project I’ve been working on, first. That will probably take me through till Thursday, as Tuesday is largely going to be a non-working day. Then, hopefully, I’ll start on HV5.

I haven’t completed reading any books this week.

See you next week.