The Concluding Words

The Concluding Words

The major reason I have not been posting on here much in recent weeks is because as you may know I have been doing last revisions of my - now (I know, I know, but I refuse to hurry it) overdue - novel...

Pencil(s) Time

Pencil(s) Time

It is of a similar structure and a length as the previous two novels. This is also possibly the most "complicated" of the three. Indeed at times you may well also think I have REALLY lost my mind with this one. LOL!

Scrolling The Tweets…

Scrolling The Tweets…

It has been a while since I last did, so I thought I would here offer my reactions to some tweets I plucked from a few scrolls of that platform's (which I no longer use, as you may know) writers and #writingcommunity...

“Emily” (Part Deux)

“Emily” (Part Deux)

In our pandemic and depressed world, a little 30 minutes of trouble-forgetting escapism and "unreality" is hardly a bad thing.

In Passing

In Passing

While proofing my latest novel manuscript further yesterday - I listen often to a manuscript "read" to me through my PC; you would be surprised how many tiny errors (like a "the" or an "an" accidentally left out of a sentence) it reveals - and considering the story itself, at one point I also thought relatedly on how all of us have a lifespan after which we are no more...

A Travel-“Isolated” New Year’s

A Travel-“Isolated” New Year’s

We arrived back here in England today...

Blame Fitzgerald

Blame Fitzgerald

I had found myself with no real ideas of what I might write next. Until yesterday, that is....

Boxing Day 2021 (U.S. Style)

Boxing Day 2021 (U.S. Style)

I am now sitting here finishing my coffee. My wife is having a "lie in." My father and my sister are well. We may not have wanted to stay a few extra days, but my dad is now 80 and when one reaches that age you never know what might happen....

Returned To The Wintry North

Returned To The Wintry North

All good things come to an end... including Florida beach holidays...

On The Gulf

On The Gulf

With her mum's death in October and all that went on there in previous months (and has gone on since), my wife desperately needed and deserved a vacation...

Private Messages

Private Messages

I have found over the years that there are readers - often very articulate ones, too - who may want to talk IN PRIVATE about this or that in my books.

“The hardest bit”

“The hardest bit”

To me the hardest bit of writing is when I have to sit back and state: "I think it's finished now."

London To Rural New York

London To Rural New York

Surprise from the United States...

My Choice

Don't get me wrong, I love book sales. However, I don’t care how many books I sell. I never have cared about that, really.

Generations

Generations

What prompted this post is it dawned on me this morning that I have done something that I had not really intended to do when I started this "project" early in 2016...