Has it really been that long?. New Year's Resolution: make a point of updating my Blog much more regularly.
The good news is that 'The Secret Angels' is displaying a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel. And what a long tunnel it has been! Previously, it took me between six and nine months to create a novel. If you check back through this Blog, you will discover that I began writing 'The Secret Angels' just before Christmas of 2015. That is more than two years ago, and it still isn't finished! I can only apologise profoundly for that. As you know the extended gestation period coincided with my beloved Mac giving up the ghost and being replaced by an old Linux machine, which also turned turtle on me. The whole lot wasn't replaced properly until last summer. Since then, I have been working on 'The Secret Angels', but it hasn't been easy. The fact that writers' block decided to pay me a visit did not exactly help.
Nevertheless, we persevere. I have struggled through the writers' block and conquered it. 'The Secret Angels' is back on track at last. I reckon it is about 90% done now, just the climax remaining to be written. Already we are homing in on the 120,000 word mark, which would qualify it as an epic, rather than a novel, and it could end up rivalling 'Rutter's Revolt' as my biggest ever book.
I have more time to devote to it now because I have finally retired as a supply teacher, a part time job that I did for five years. Now, at least, I can devote myself fully to what I truly love doping: telling stories.
Proof that the writers' block is over. My head is beginning to buzz with ideas for more books - always a healthy position to be in because you know what will come next. Anyway, I am hoping to finish the first draft of 'Angels' within the next month. After that, it goes to editing and proofreading, of course, but the wait shouldn't be too much longer.
Writer of Fantasy, thrillers, comedy - and anything else that takes my fancy.