The most recent draft of Forest Brothers went to the publisher and I am hoping for an update next week. I’m sure more tweaks are on the way, but that is part of the process.  The art work is progressing nicely and I am working on getting this blog automatically linked to facebook and twitter, so it’s one click rather than the current cut and paste.

The waiting for editorial feedback has created a lull, which I have tried to backfill with a few things:

  • I have been asked to do some paid blog-writing work.
  • I have a new project based in the Edwardian slate mining industry in Wales.
  • I am trying to shine some of my previous works for submitting to a competition in September.

I am always asked why  I write and I have to admit to an over active imagination! At least  one that conjurs up scenes and stories in my mind like a TV show. I always have. I find the process of creating a story through to completion is very therapeutic and allows me to escape from the stresses and strains of the here and now.

The problem is, i get emotionally involved. I cry at the sad bits and I’m down with the dark bits. Mind you, I smile at the lighter sections too. It does help to keep everything on the level!