19/06/2017 – 25/06/2017

Hi, everyone.

The edit of the third Hunter Vampire story was completed this week, and a read out-loud of Ruled by Choices. I also uploaded A First Year of Random to some of the sites for going wide. Unfortunately, one wasn’t working properly when I tried, so I’ve still got that to finish this coming week.  I will also be doing another read out-loud of Ruled by Choices and beginning (possibly completing) the formatting of the paperback and the cover design.  Oh, yes. And Malice and Madness releases on Monday. How could I forget that? No time for slacking.

Malice and Madness Cover

Released 26 June 2017 (Amazon exclusive)

This week I completed the following books:

  • As One Devil to Another by Richard Platt (audio)
  • The BFG by Roald Dahl

Hope to see you all again next week.

12/06/2017 – 18/06/2017

Hi, everyone.

So, I changed what I was going to do this week. I did the read-through of Ruled by Choices as planned, but decided it needed to rest before I started the read out-loud. Instead, I started a first edit of the third Hunter Vampire story. I’m probably about half-ish way through that, so should finish in another couple of days, and then it will be back to Ruled by Choices.

Just a heads up that, if you were thinking of purchasing Metally Fatigued, the first book in The Hunter Vampire Chronicles, it will be free on Amazon 22-24 June, in the lead up to the release of Malice and Madness on 26 June.

This week I have finished one book, which is:

  • Chains of Gaia by James Fahy

See you all next week.

05/06/2017 – 11/06/2017

Hi, everyone.

So, I did everything! Yes, I completed the work on my accounts, and a final read-through of Malice and Madness, and the promo pics for Malice and Madness. Yay! And then, as an extra, I started the first Kindle read-through of Ruled by Choices. I’m about a third through, which isn’t bad, as there was also some disruption to my week. So, next week, I’ll be starting to post the promos and continuing with the read-through. Tuesday, I’ve got something else on, so that probably won’t be all that productive, but I should easily get to the end of the read-through and possibly be able to start a read out-loud. At some point, I also need to think about cover pics. I’ve got something in mind, but just need to sort out the practicalities of it.

This week I finished two books:

  • Out of the Shadows by Dana Fraedrich
  • Red Rising by Pierce Brown (audio)

See you all next week.

23/05/2017 – 04/06/2017

Okay, so I didn’t post last week. Bank Holidays and life got in the way, so this week you get two for one. Yay!

So, what have I been up to? Well, I did a complete paper edit of Ruled by Choices and typed it up and I finished writing a first draft of the third Hunter Vampire Chronicles story (title not announced yet). And now I’m in the mire of end of year accounts. Ugh! This will continue for a few more days, after which I will do another, final, read through of Malice and Madness and start preparing two weeks of promo pics for the build-up to release day. That’s probably enough for one week. I don’t suppose I’ll get more done.

Unfortunately, I haven’t finished any books during this period. I find it hard to read when my mind is full of other stuff, but I sincerely hope to be finished something by next week.

Till then.

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.