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Novel progress: February

I finished editing the book last night. I don’t know how to feel about that. Part of me is happy and proud because, hey, I sat down and wrote a book! Then I sat back down and pored over it, draining a red biro of its ink, making notes and tweaking words …

Novel Progress: October

Blimey. The first draft’s done. It’s felt surreal, this whole time – I knew that I was close to finishing, especially when I was ticking off smaller tasks from my to-do list, but having the first draft completely done and then having it printed makes it a little more real. It’s …

Novel progress: September

I posted earlier this week about the challenges facing me in several areas of my professional life. That went a bit on a bit longer than intended – so I thought it better to update about novel progress in another post. I’ve not done this since April. Back then, my …

Work Alert: April 2015

This month feels like it’s been really busy but, when I look at my spreadsheet, it looks a little quieter – and then, when I look at my calendar, I can see why. I had a long weekend in Aberystwyth, there’s been a bank holiday and I took most of …

Work Alert: March 2015

I’ve seen a few other people do this, and I thought it’d be a good idea to collate what I’ve been working on over the past month – just to show what I’m doing, and to help myself track progress. It’s been busy for gaming hardware. Nvidia’s monster GeForce GTX …

Chapter One

Finn, Cobb, Eli and Salter hauled wooden boxes through the camp. The bottles inside clinked with every step, and their contents were far more valuable than the four carriers. Finn, the largest man, carried two with ease; Cobb, squat and broad, insisted on a pair and lagged at the back, …