Thursday 17 May 2012


It’s been a big day today with the first draft of my new erotic novel complete.  There’s been so much work involved in the last few months, so much more than I ever anticipated in getting to the end of the book.  I’ve been through this process before with two published novels so it shouldn’t have been such a surprise but it was.  The amount of time needed to just sit down and write.  When you have another job and commitments, it seems like some days the world is conspiring against you to prevent you from writing.  But there’s no easy way around it – just need to put your bum in the chair and get the work done.
The fact that it was such an effect to make the time for the book, makes finishing it so satisfying. 
So now what?  What will I do with my time now I no longer have that self imposed daily word count to hit?  The answer is simple, more writing.  The novel needs to be put aside for a short time now so I can gain some distance from it, before I start the process of rewriting and editing.  I’ve always found the mistakes and errors show up more obviously when some time has passed.  I’m putting the novel in my desk drawer for about three to four weeks while I get on with other stuff.  It’s a good opportunity to write a couple of short stories and maybe start making notes towards the next book – I already have great ideas for three more novels so it’s a case of shifting through my note book and deciding what has most potential.

I’ve already chosen the artwork for the new book but it’s too early to begin posting that just yet.  I’m currently aiming for an autumn publication of the e-book – probably November, but that’s not fixed.  It all depends on how well the second draft goes.

In the meantime my very first novel WORDS MADE FLESH is about to be reissued in e-book format by Random House.  A paperback version is due via print on demand later this year.  Check out this link for more information on that project.

 Big news too from my good friend Kevin Killian.  Kevin’s new novel SPREAD EAGLE has just been published in paperback and e-book format.  I’ve only just received a copy so I’m looking forward to some quiet time this weekend with my feet up and Kevin’s new book.  I’ll post a review on here very soon as I can’t wait to get stuck in.