This week was very unproductive. An event beyond my control unfolded on the Monday gone, and as a result I spent a considerable amount of time away from my computer and didn’t get a single word down. It happens. Before disaster struck last Monday, I did get some nice cycling in. I dwelled …Continue reading "Week in Review: 13/05/18"
Right. Quick one. Bullet-point style. My beta-tester in Australia printed out his copy of ‘Standish’. Waiting for feedback. Can’t be any worse than what my local beta-man is telling me, because it sounds grim across the board. Back punching the keys for the novella: ‘Love in a time of War’. Purchased ‘Leviathan Wakes’ …Continue reading "Week in Review: 07/05/18"
Another week in the books, and we’re back in London, and the weather sucks. Winter has returned. Much was accomplished this week, and perhaps most importantly, I’ve gotten ‘Standish’ into the hands of my local beta-tester. I’ve also had a kind off from a friend in Australia to beta-test the novel digitally. Two sets …Continue reading "Week in Review: 29/04/18"
Well, another week done. Got out of London. Did some editing. Hit 200,000 words on ‘Standish’. I’m on vacation. Keeping it short and simple.Continue reading "Week in Review: 22/04/18"
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"