It’s been just over a month since I posted about my second book, and I can still feel that adrenalin buzz. When you can see people around the world buy copies and give lovely feedback it makes all the many drafts worth it. For the writers among you, please keep at it because it is worth it. For those interested the link is below, with availability in both Kindle and paperback form.
Big news. Fantastic news. My second book is ready. My first book The Summer of Madness was a novella about a guy trying to win back his girlfriend. This time around it reflects my love of short story writers who challenged the format of the genre. Rather than one story, it is seven short ones, each in a style that deliberately strays from the regular format in order to go for something far more creative and imaginative. Regular readers will have already seen one of them, with my last post Punbelievable, which happily got wonderful feedback. You’ll also notice the incredible cover. My thanks to the very awesome Meg Sorick who drew it.
If you’re interested to read the other six stories, that’s great. I’d be happy to answer any questions. You can get a copy here.
Happy six year bloggerversary. It’s amazing to think how quickly the time has flown and how much has happened within that period. Even just within the past year. Thanks to everyone who reads/likes/comments and for all whose blogs I enjoy reading, especially those who I have he opportunity to connect with. You know how great you all are 😃
Here are eight are of my favourite posts from the past year. The first one won’t surprise you!
I’ve been delighted with the support from you all for my first book The Summer of Madness. It’s meant so much. As such, I just wanted to give a quick update. Sales have been going well, both in digital form and in paperback. It’s such a wonderful feeling to know the story has connected with people.
You can read the reviews so far, including a rather amazing one from a blogger whose site I have admired for years. Beetley Pete has had a very entertaing life, full of anecdotes and adventures. You’ll love his blog.
In the summer of love, or rather of madness, a whole set of stories are emerging. But there is one that has got everyone talking. When Kurt Vannes decides to win back his ex-girlfriend with the help of a literary classic, he sets off a string of events that will build to a dramatic finale.
It’s been a pleasure to share with you my favourite literary works since creating the blog, but this time I have very exciting news. This is my first ever short story published and something I had to share with you all. I’ve long been a fan of short stories and it’s wonderful to finally have something of mine within the genre in print.
If you want to find out whether Kurt’s big gesture does win her back, it’s available here in both Kindle and paperback form.
With Christmas and everything, I hadn’t noticed that I’ve passed 3,000 followers. My thanks to you all. It’s a pleasure to see the likes and comments and know that people are reading, as well as the joys of reading your blogs and watching them evolve. Just to add something, I thought I’d include a photo of what seems to introduce people to my blog. What posts tend to be most popular for you?
Merry Christmas everyone. I won’t be online tomorrow so I’ll wish all you a Merry Christmas today. Keep up all the excellent work on your blogs and I hope you have a wonderful time with family and or friends.
Celebrating five years made me think about all the posts I’ve done. Looking into the stats, it turns out this is my 1,402th post, which got me wondering about which ones I was especially fond of. I had a think and came up with the following. Feel free to have a look at any of them or share any posts from your blog that have particular resonance for you.
Yep, you’ve guessed it. It’s been five years ago since I set up this blog with this very short post. It’s been a delight to see this blog evolve as it has reflected my continuing development as a person and wider array of interests and passions. It’s also been a pleasure to read your blogs, interact with you and even get the chance to meet some of you in person. Below are my most popular posts in terms of views from my most common categories.