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...
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...
Conscription, Jail Time and Life Time

Conscription, Jail Time and Life Time

This 3rd draft of the novel Johannesburg is going really well… even if I do say so myself! The second pass seems to have plugged the vast majority of the weak spots that Marc Pienaar and I detected and I feel it has also addressed the major concerns of the feedback I...
Johannesburg News From Amsterdam

Johannesburg News From Amsterdam

As you know by now, I am deep into the re-write of my novel. A comprehensive read-through while I was in Switzerland revealed some major gaps in the narrative where characters pop out of nowhere and context is never given. So, having assimilated the subbing...