after much writing, re-writing, cursing, tears and so on, I can see the finish line. Big lesson here, don’t try to do two things at once. There will no doubt be a great many women out there who will nod sagely, at a man’s admission of this.
But trying to write two books, or re-write two books at the same time, and trying to squeeze in a couple of short stories to boot, is just plain silly. You don’t give any of them your full focus, and that only makes it a more laborious process. So I stopped everything else, and have devoted my attention back onto Occupation, which is part 2 of The Auslander Series. Some tough notes from my editor have focused the mind at times, but I’m sure it will all be worth it in the end.
And, even though I say so myself, an inspired bit of memory work, led me to get in contact with a guy I used to work with. He is a designer, so i asked him to come up with a cover design for the book, rather than asking the Amazon team. And i love it. You’ll see it in a few weeks. If anybody is looking to commission some cover design, drop me an email or leave a comment and I’ll pass your details on. It really is very good.
And finally, I have just yesterday published a short story (yes I know what I just said a few sentences ago, but there you have it) on Amazon, it is called The Good Father. It’s only 6,500 words long, but was a little scene I had in my head, that may well lead to a full story.
Speak next week, Dave.