“You really ought to update your homepage,” said my wife.
“Why? What’s wrong with it?”
“It’s over a year old!”
“Really?” I said. She hates it when I say that.
“Yes!” She said looking around the room for a blunt instrument.
So, over a year then. Blimey. That means this website is nearly TWO years old. And what have I got to show for it? Fifteen feeble attempts at writing, most of which were written a long time ago. I mean a really long time ago. Long before the internet even existed. I know, I know, how is that even possible?
So what on earth have I been doing all this time? Well, aside from earning a living and all that other stuff that gets in the way of putting words on paper (or screen), most of my writing energies have actually been focused on a novel.
“A novel?” I hear you say, “what, like a book, like?”
“Yes,” I reply. “Exactly like a book. Like.”
I don’t want to reveal too much at this stage, but I genuinely have nine and a half chapters written (all first draft obviously, but give me some credit here). And most of those have been written in the last few months so I’m definitely getting faster, if not actually “better”. You can read excerpts on this website - I may post more excepts in the next few weeks if the whim takes me.
So there you are. Even though I haven’t added many new items in the past few months, it’s not like I’ve been sitting around doing bugger all. That’s my excuse, and I’m sticking to it. Ok, look, I promise I’ll try harder – there, are you happy now?
Thanks again to anyone and everyone who has sent me the occasional word or two of encouragement. It’s very much appreciated, if not 100% deserved. If you’d like to be kept informed of when I update this website (stop laughing at the back there), please don’t hesitate to drop me a line.
Happy reading and best wishes,