Saturday 5 January 2013


Happy New Year Readers. I hope you all had a wonderful time over the holiday period and are refreshed for 2013.

While not exactly rested after a very merry New Year I must admit I'm really looking forward to the next year and all the things I have planned. This week I got straight back into work on my new novella Watching Henry Lawton. I couldn't wait to get back to the characters after a few days off and I'll be going into lock down throughout January until the first draft is finished. That's my favourite way to work on a first draft - exclude all else and get on with telling the story. The new book is quite different to anything else I've written -- a little darker -- a little kinkier -- I can't wait for people to read it when it's published this summer.

I’d like to set up a proper website for my books but as even this blog is technically beyond me, I’ll have to find a company who can do that for me.

I'll also be working on a special edition of my old novel The Chain, hopefully that will come out around its 10th anniversary in November..

I had an excellent time in 2012 with my self-published books - learning the process and gaining confidence -- this is something I want to expand upon this year with new stories and adventures. Additionally I would really like to broaden my horizons. There's a significant birthday coming up in October and I have a number of things I would really like to achieve before that big day arrives. I want to write a new novel in a different genre and this will be my biggest project of 2013. I've begun preparing character notes and the storyline, which has already grown pretty big. Once I start writing, I expect this book will occupy most of my time this year.

Hopefully it won't all be writing and I'll have time to read some great books. Already on my reading list I have:

The Power Trip - Jackie Collins (I’m half way through already and LOVE it)
Emmanuelle - Emmanuelle Arsan
The Mist in The Mirror - Susan Hill
Savages - Shirley Conran
Sins - Judith Gould
The Bitch - Jackie Collins

Several of Harold Robbins old novels have recently been published as e-books and I'll definitely be checking those out too.

So back to work for now.  Don’t forget Body Language is still available at a special low price on Amazon.

 Love Thom

1 comment:

  1. At first I thought the absence of comments on your posts might be due to people not knowing about the blog, or maybe not being interested enough (silly people), but having my comment deleted the first time suggested a more technological reason. It was due to not logging in properly. Blogger tends to do that, more than other blogging sites. It took three tries, but I saved my message after the first.

    Anyway, it was good to learn what you're doing. This site appeared in the search results for "The Chain", the book I started reading today.

    Best wishes for meeting your 2013 goals.