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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

A Thousand Hits, A Smattering of Hints

Oh, my. Well. That particular milestone crept up on me a lot quicker than I’d anticipated. It seems incredibly churlish to whine or complain about the rate at which the hit counter is racking up hits, but still. It’s scuppered my plans a little, but I suppose there are worse problems to have when building […]

Legion That Was – Cast of Characters

Finally, getting the blogging back on track. I’ve dropped two fairly heavy and in-depth blogposts in the last few weeks, and covered quite a broad spectrum of writing- and publishing-related content, so I thought today it was only fair to come back to something more relevant. A little while back I blogged about the premise […]

A North Harrovian Tangent

This Wednesday, I was invited by my old student friend Ramya to give a lecture over Zoom to the Writers’ Group of the North Harrow Community Library. I talked in detail about the self-publishing approach to getting in print, and my current experience of it. We also covered the differing pros and cons of various […]

Hybrids and Scams

So, ‘weekly’ blogging my arse. Apologies for just how late this post turned out to be, folks. A close family member went to hospital to have a routine operation – something that, these days, is even more of a logistical nightmare than usual – and after a few days of complications, setbacks and jaw-droppingly alarming […]

‘So, What’s Your Novel About?’

The title says it all, really. Two weeks in, and it’s safe to say I can’t really avoid the subject any more. In my last two posts, I’ve alluded to a few vague facts about the novel, none of which give you any real feel or ‘hook’ into the story. If I’m going to keep […]