Shadow of the Blurb

Well. As I’m tired of saying whenever I blog about the hit count, that happened a lot sooner than I expected. The perils of sharing a post on my Facebook and Twitter together. And as promised, a little quid pro quo for the milestone. And that’s me done for July.

Summer Update, Had Me A Blast…

Hello hello, and back I come. I felt sorry to break a relatively decent streak of regular blogposts for yet another undefined hiatus, but this time I actually had a half-decent excuse for my absense. For the first time since 2019, I was able to return to the boards and get back on the Oxford […]

A Bloggiversary and a Milestone

Another month, another rather longer absence than I expected. Hey now, I’m shambolic but at least I’m consistent. As Mr Eliot once said, April really can be the cruellest month sometimes. I was genuinely hoping that March and April would have a few more posts than my habitual one-a-month, but as is depressingly usual, sudden […]

Stories Two, (Half-baked) Ideas Several

February is here! January blues are (apparently) behind us. The cold weather, sadly, isn’t. I wouldn’t mind quite so much if the weather was at least consistent – but frankly, days that alternate between 2⁰C all the way to above 10⁰C make planning your time ahead that bit more frustrating. Particularly if you have a […]

Hardback and Sides…

Yup, just when you think the hardback puns couldn’t get any worse. So this arrived in the post a few days ago, which rather feels like the final milestone on my first self-publishing journey. This is the third format the novel is now out in – the first two being eBook and paperback – and […]

No skin off my (hard)back…

God, for that pun alone I shouldn’t be allowed near a keyboard. So. I’ve been balancing the last few weeks post-book launch by getting some more marketing done (which is hard work, but kind of easier now I actually have a product out there), as well as making some more detailed notes about Book II, […]

Launch Day, Baby!

Ahoy! Just when I thought I wouldn’t be able to muster a reason to post this month… One thing I’ve come to realise, going down the self-publishing route, is that you end up relying on many other people’s schedules as well as your own. Editors, cover designers, formatters, as well as whichever platform you’re publishing […]

Another Month, Another ARC Review

Hello, peeps and creeps. Forgot this blog existed? Don’t feel bad. So did I. After a fairly half-baked promise last post to get back on the blogging track once again, I’ve come to the rather tepid conclusion that delivering content both lengthy and engaging consistently each week is probably not a realistic goal. While time, […]

1500 Hits. 1 Prologue.

Well, I suppose the title says it all. I was so caught up with the novelty of having the novel cover on display for everyone to see when a very important milestone for this website almost completely slipped past me… My, my. I’m humbled, as per freakin’ usual, that this poultry blog has gone down […]

An Update and a Cover

So. I think I always knew, when I started this site, that committing to (at least) one blogpost a week was always a foolhardy gambit, and one destined to fail at some point. In hindsight, I’m amazed it took this long for it to happen – and to be honest, I hardly doubt if anyone’s […]