I’m Going In

I was brimming over with enthusiasm a couple of weeks ago. Time to get back to Carrion and take it closer to completion. After spending a couple of months writing a surprise first draft of a completely different novel, I’d been excited at the prospect of reading...

Getting Out There

From someone who writes a blog – from someone who writes, full stop – the message here might seem strange. Writing, by its very nature, is a solitary pastime. It’s not the sort of thing to do while you’re chatting to the person at the next desk, or if other people are...

A Minor Diversion

Early in May, I finally completed the latest draft of Carrion, a novel that seems to be taking an age to get right. I first started it back in the mid-noughties, and have set it aside and gone back to it several times. The story feels right, and I feel it needs...