Capturing Gregory Shortbread

Today I welcome back Matthew Drzymala to my blog. A lot of water has flowed under the bridge since I last invited him here in (eek! It can’t be that long ago) December 2014. He has just released a new novel, ‘The Fantastical Gregory Shortbread’, and it’s set in his fictional village of Bumpkinton – …

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Déjà vu all over again

This post will have a certain ring of familiarity about it, as I attempt to explain why I'm not yet writing 'Pitkirtly XVI' but instead getting caught up in all kinds of other stuff, some of it to do with writing and some not! First of all, thanks again to everyone who has so far …

Plotting and Planning

Thanks to everyone who has bought ‘Promenade with Death’. I am pleased with the good start it has had, though I feel quite disloyal to it now that I have jumped straight back into writing another novel. Although my plans don’t always come to fruition, and certainly not as quickly as I would like, I …

Progress

This afternoon I've just passed the 20,000 word mark in my first draft of 'Pitkirtly XIV' - it now has an almost definite title but I had better not reveal it until it's 100% definite. Originally it was supposed to have the word 'witch' somewhere in it, because I hope to release it round about …