I’m back

It’s official.

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!

About Scott Foley

Scott Foley is a British fantasy writer based in Manchester. He is author of Knight of Aslath and the Dreaming God Chronicle. Brought up on a steady diet of Tolkien, roleplaying games and a never-ending fascination with the question ‘what if?’, writing fantasy novels seemed the only sensible and worthwhile thing to do with his life. Knight of Aslath is his first novel, and he is currently working on the sequel Warlords of the Dreaming God. Both novels form the beginning of the Dreaming God Chronicle and are set in the fantasy world of Teth-Kiran. Knight of Aslath is available on Amazon, and you can find out more about Scott's work at: http://www.scottfoleybooks.com