Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Facebook kills your muse.

I've been unable to log into my PC for the last few hours and the result was 500 words of a new story. I think I'll finish this entry and bugger off upstairs. I'm setting myself a target of 2000 words before the day shuts up shop.
If I can keep away from failbook, I should be able to reach it.

Dealing with the walking dead.

My latest story was called The Unwashed Dead, a zombie story set on a rough housing estate. I wrote it in record time, enjoying every minute of it.
The story was finished two weeks ago and since then I've managed to scrape about a thousand words together. (Sigh)
If anyone finds my muse, please send it back home.
Thank you.

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Who your gonna call?

My latest story has just hit the virtual Amazon shelves.

Here's the blurb.

Daisy had no idea why the school’s most desirable boy had decided to go out with her but she had no intention of questioning the fate of the Gods.
So that vicious rumour of her Michael being seen in the arms of another girl could not be true, could it?
Daisy and her two friends intend to find out. Their journey leads them to a large abandoned house believed to be haunted.
Their search for Michael suddenly halts when they find that their very lives, maybe even their souls are in danger.
Can they solve the mystery of the house and avoid the ghosts from the past before it’s too late?

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

My Kindle journey.

Well, what can I say? I'm ACTUALLY selling books! It's not a lot but it's a start. I think this e-book revolution has altered my way of thinking.

Back in the distant past (Last year) I considered myself a man who wrote the occasional story, a man who thought too much and frequently became very depressed over the littlest of things. I wrote, saved them to disk and wrote some more.
I met a lot of wonderful friends over the internet who helped me with my prose, my editing and general story layout, but the stories always ended up getting saved and forgotten about.
Until I discovered the wonderful world of Indie publishing. Now, I'm writing more per week then I used to do in a month and that's got to be a good thing right? Some people seem to like my writing too - that was a bit of a shock, I can tell you!

So, I'm selling books, not many but who cares? PEOPLE other than myself have visited my worlds!

Monday, 24 January 2011

I wrote 'The end' on my latest experiment tonight. I wanted to try writing something a little different Egged on by my daughter by asking if I could write a story that wasn't so gross, I decided to have a go with this paranormal romance that seems to be rather popular at the moment. (Don't kill me, like I said it's just an experiment)
Oddly enough, I did rather enjoy writing them and I did get four shorts out in less than two weeks, that surprised me!
Well, now to the job of typing the words up... What fun. :(

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Third Sight

Third Sight is now out there, fending for itself, My baby has left the bosom. This novel was the first one I ever finished, I was incredibly proud of myself when I finally typed ‘The end’

Now all this typing the end business was a few years back, as far as I was concerned back then, that was it, I’d done. (Cringe, cringe, the mindset of a novice writer) and onto the next story with great enthusiasm. (That was shades of Green, I think)

Fast forward a year and I dug it out and re-read it. Oh Lordy, lord! What a mess. What a rubbish beginning, the ending was just as bad. Typos rules the doc, so did poor grammar. What do you mean indent the paragraphs? Punctuation within enclosed speech marks? You’re having a laugh, I’ve never heard of such a silly notion. Etc.

Fast forward another year and after another spell in the virtual drawer, it gets dug out again, and re-written. So, is it any better now compared to the first attempt? Yes, defiantly. No typos or poor grammar? Er, there maybe a couple that have slipped through the net. Still, it is a cracking story, fast paced with scenes of humour and gore and a mustard yellow cardigan with bright pink buttons.

So, what’s next? To capture an old Monty Python quote – And now for something completely different.

My daughter asked me to write some stories that weren’t so gross, something to appeal to her age (14) Now I’ve read some of the stuff she likes and my first reaction was – ugh, no way, weird emo vampires and other such nonsense. But, in the end, I relented.

Coming very soon – A collection of short stories called Fallen Snow, Spooky tales with ghosts and werewolves and teenagers…and other such nonsense.

Saturday, 25 December 2010

Shades of Green

I released my first full length horror novel this time last month on Amazon to quiet celebration.

While the reviews have been pretty good, the sales are still very slow. I hope that as more folk buy Kindles, more of my books will sell. If not, well there's always the next novel.