Update On My Novel: JOHANNESBURG

Update On My Novel: JOHANNESBURG

So, by now I doubt people who were reading this blog six years ago are still reading. But here’s the thing. Six years ago I started writing a really big, long novel that I was very, very enthusiastic about. 200 000 words enthusiastic. It was unconventional in...
Will it look like you wanted it to?

Will it look like you wanted it to?

I have just learned a massive writing lesson. The novel I spent more than 5 years working on needs an amount of work that, as my editor puts it, is just not worth it in terms of productivity. Simply put, from a professional, publishing point of view, the book just...
Balls In Hand

Balls In Hand

For a while there, readers of this blog might have thought that the novel JOHANNESBURG was simply never going to be finished. Well, I have good news and I have bad news! The good news is that I am not currently working on it. The bad news is that it is only as...
When is a writer not a Writer?

When is a writer not a Writer?

  When they are not writing. Today I finished the re-write I had tasked myself with on my novel JOHANNESBURG. Officially, as of today, my focus moves from that work and onto getting the book from here into publishing in some form. This new phase will involve possibly...
End of Episode III: Revenge of The Manuscript

End of Episode III: Revenge of The Manuscript

It has been a very productive few weeks. It seems to me I have zipped along from just having finished part One of this re-write to today finishing part Three. This means I only have 12 more chapters to re-read, correct and check. And about 2 new pieces to insert into...