If you have followed this blog for a while you will probably have wondered where I have been lately. It’s been close to a year since my last post. In social media terms, that’s like being dead. Perhaps you thought I had given it all up and become a buddhist monk on some hilltop, or inherited the powers of my araquan character Macalla and hidden myself from the eyes of men while I walk among you. Or given up writing altogether? If you really thought the latter, you and I have to talk. In any case, rumours of my (virtual) demise have been greatly exaggerated.
So here I am, back from the depths of the… no, the dark shadows of… where the hell was I anyway?
Try as I might to break the laws of time I haven’t figured them out yet, so I have to comply with the commonly held view that there are only 24 hours in a day. Trying to build a successful photography business has taken a lot – actually most of my time, so blogging regrettably fell by the wayside. Not that my writing has completely stopped, however.
I have been engaging in beta-testing Warlords of The Dreaming God with some trusted friends, rewriting, and tweaking some of the details & flavour of the story to make sure the split into 2 novels worked properly. More recently I have been shaping the book’s pitch and crafting that all important 1 page synopsis for agent submissions. If you ever tried to get across an epic story of over 100,000 words in 1 page, you will know how truly hard that is! It’s been a painfully slow road but I am very nearly there!
On the mission to be published, I am heading off to London to meet agents and other publishing gurus at this weekend’s Writers’ & Artists ‘How to Get Published’ Conference. Hopefully this will be a really useful experience. In any event, this year will determine what road I pursue with Warlords and the other novels of the chronicle, as the e-book revolution has created opportunities for writers to engage directly with readers that simply did not exist a few years ago.
Lastly, I want to say thanks for your patience during this hiatus, and I promise to blog more regularly from now on!
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