Saturday, 24 August 2013

Writing away ...

So while finalising everything for Spurn - A Walker Saga Book Two's release I am working on book three. Writing is definitely a process and I am constantly amazed at how differently everyone approaches it. Some people sit down and plan out the entire series/book step by step, chapter by chapter. They might write chapter five today and chapter twelve tomorrow. Some writers even start with the ending FIRST (crazy). I'm assuming that once they know how it all comes together and how the characters feel they can fill in the rest of the story.

Not me ... nope I tend to sit down and just write, from the start of the story all the way till the end. I could never write the ending before my characters experience everything that happens during each chapter. For me, I need to see how they grow, learn and change into the people they eventually become. And besides a basic idea of the overall journey, planning is redundant, since they are all strong willed and have a mind of their own; I get very little say in how it all turns out.

Sometimes I find I need a distraction from writing, when things are getting stagnate in my story. So I begin my search for a new book, since I read an average novel in about two hours. 

BUT here is my current dilemma, everything I read lately leaves me a little disappointed. Has the process of becoming an author changed the way I view other's work? Am I missing the control I have in my own world to guarantee that the story develops in a way I enjoy? Or must I broaden my horizon and find better books?

I guess I'll keep searching for that series which holds me captivated and has me eagerly anticipating the next chapter.

Any suggestions??

Thursday, 22 August 2013


Hello :),

My first attempt at a blog post, I figured it was about time I got one of these going. For those that don't know I have recently published my first novel, First World - A Walker Saga Book One, and this seems like the perfect place to keep everyone updated.

It has been exciting, dramatic, crazy, stressful, dream-come-true month. For any writer you would understand those crazy nerves right before you hit the publish now button. Will people hate it? Love it? Even find it to buy at all?

Well ...

I have been overwhelmed with the initial sales and positive feedback. I know you can't please everyone and I wasn't expecting I would since we all have such varied taste and interest, but the lovely comments I have received ... well I may have run around excitedly telling anyone I could find each and every time one arrived.

Thank you! And please keep the reviews and comments coming in, email me, facebook or PM, I want to hear from you.

Spurn - A Walker Saga Book Two is currently in the works. I hope to have it released during September, and I'm excited to see how you all feel about the developing story line.

Stay updated here for the first chapter. It will be posted shortly.