Another week down, and red-pen edit’s on ‘Standish’ are almost complete. I’ve got 90 pages left to edit before making the alterations on the computer, then getting another manuscript printed out and into the hands of the beta-tester. Happened to be at London Bridge station earlier this week. While I think the Shard …Continue reading "Week in Review: 15/04/18"
Another week in the books, and ‘Standish’ is now over the 50% mark on the red-penning edit. We’re on pace and looking good to get into the hands of the Beta-tester by the end of the month. I feel that this editing session is helping add a bit more body to the story, hopefully …Continue reading "Week in Review: 08/04/18"
It’s Easter Sunday, and April Fools day all wrapped into one, and when I looked at March’s sales numbers, I realised that the joke was on me. Grim, grim. 23 books sold. I’d need to sell that per day to match my 2007 salary as a journalist. Not good. This week has seen a …Continue reading "Week in Review: 01/04/18"
Well, there isn’t snow on the ground, that’s a start. This week has been devoted to the painfully slow editing process on Standish. I am never writing another book of this length again. The sheer scale of the thing is making the editing process much more difficult, and after finishing my Grammarly edits this …Continue reading "Week in Review: 25/03/18"
Winter has returned. It was a lovely 14 degrees on Friday, now it’s around 0, and there is snow on the ground. Luckily the weather is expected to improve in the coming week. On the work front, Standish is now going through edits. This is going to be a long slog. I’m using Grammarly …Continue reading "Week in Review: 18/03/18"
Another week in the books, as I like to say, and it has seen the end of Standish. I can report, with certainty, that the fate of the novel is sealed. Now, there are holes that need to be plugged from when I was working on my first draft, which I am now in …Continue reading "Week in Review: 10/03/18"
Another week gone, and while it wasn’t a blockbuster, it was good. Reached the 190,000 word mark on Standish early in the week, and not I’m going back and edit/up-grading. There were some sections of the story that were left unfinished, and there are obvious editing needs to go along with that. I’m not …Continue reading "Week in Review: 3/3/18"
Dynamic Operations combat helmet for Team Beta One-One for the raid on Qera in ‘Standish’. Inspired by the Atlanta Falcons.Continue reading "‘Standish’ Helmet"
It’s Sunday, and the Olympics are over. The last two weeks were a great opportunity to watch some cracking athletic performances in a variety of sports that you only really get to see once every four years. Pity about England’s performance in the 6 Nations this weekend, a very poor performance. This was an …Continue reading "Week in Review: 25/02/18"
It’s another week in the bag and things have started to get back on track, for anyone giving a shit. Got back into a more regular writing routine this week and hit the gym four days. Not bad. Getting back on track. Watched lots of Olympics this week. I always enjoy the chance to …Continue reading "Week in Review: 17/02/18"