I hope that everyone is still staying safe and well during these very uncertain times that we find ourselves in.
The past 3 months have been the most turbulent and bizarre times I can ever recall. I’m sure this is the same for all of us.
Right from the start I became determined not to succumb to despair and tried to find solace in my writing as a distraction from the horrors we have had to endure.
I wrote a teasing little blog here some months ago now, which briefly introduced my plans to write my first ever novel. I should say that a lot has happened since then and lock-down has offered me a rare opportunity to throw everything but the kitchen sink at it.
When I posted previously, I had just finalised my first draft. I rather naively thought that this would be the holy grail and the final preparations would be a breeze.
Since then I have spent several years adding, refining and cutting out sections and it felt as though I was getting nowhere with it for a while.
Life in Furlough has given me a rare opportunity to hammer that final nail in the coffin and I’m excited to announce that I’m almost there!
I have a few final editing queries to address and then I intend to send it off for a final proofread before preparing the final manuscript.
In the coming weeks I plan to reveal more and more info about the novel, including the big title and front cover reveal along with the blurb details.
All I can say for now is that I hope my brain-child helps to make a statement about issues in society, such as addiction, technology and fear. My book is a non-fiction fantasy that aims to trap readers into a warped new world that will only spit you out when its finished with you.
If this sounds like something that might just be your street, feel free to watch this space for regular updates and sneak peaks.
You can also sign up for a newsletter below which I plan to drill down into more of the nitty gritty and also include exclusive offers for the book release.
At the moment I’m simply planning to publish for Kindle devices, but this is open to change depending on demand.
My aim is to get things done within the next few months so hopefully I can give you something different to enjoy as we try to endure this new normal.
I look forward to letting you know more soon.