Tagged: writing

“It is done”

A very quick note. Have finished a first draft of Book Three. It will need more work in a few places and may well end up substantially more than my initial outline for the story, but the ideas are now on the page.

Now to go back to editing number two. I’ll give three a bit of time to cool off.


Book Three

I rarely post anything about works in progress, but this is a very quick update on ‘Book Three’*. More sci fi. Same universe. Different characters.

After an unplanned break combined with various summer distractions, am getting back into the swing and almost 60k words in. Maybe another 20/25k to go. Not quite the home stretch, but hopefully nearly almost at or over the last set of hurdles.

While one and two were pretty solid as first drafts (IMO), this story has proven a damn sight more complicated. I’m pretty sure there will be the pay-off, but only after a decent bit of editing/re-writing. That said, am also having fun exploring the current plot line which is turning a bit more chilling/unnerving/demented. There is also snow and trees (see above picture of snow and trees).

Which reminds me – I need to finish a first pass at editing Home at some point…


*It does have a title, but I’m just not telling.


Always have time for a bit of Melt-Banana, but hadn’t even clocked they had a new album out in 2013. Actually uses a drum machine, instead of a person, but it sounds pretty convincing nonetheless.

Cracking on with writing ‘Book Three’ now, after a bit of a break (43k words and counting), and this track in particular is awesome for a bit of background noise.

‘Infection Defective’, from the 2013 album ‘Fetch’.

Grrang, nasshh, bwaaargh!


So… even though I’m in the middle of writing book three, I’ve decided that book two (Home) has languished long enough on the hard drive and needs to start getting pitched. A bit more reviewing and editing needed, but aside from that (and the usual synopsis) I was pretty happy with how this turned out from the outset. A more complex story than the first, and about ten thousand words longer.

Whatever happens, will put it out on Kindle a little later in the year, to give Solitary some company. By which point I’ll have a first draft of my current work in progress, ‘Mind’.

The one-word titles continue…