Yesterday I swam my 100th kilometre of the year. A distance of 62.5 miles. There is a target which I've set myself of 100 miles for the year so well on the way.
Target setting is one of those devices that has been introduced into the working lives of most people and such an exercise can sometimes be counter productive. Individual people respond in their own way to targets, in my case I work to the last minute, others are totally put off. In writing I don't set targets because if I felt that I had to produce a book by a certain date, the date would become more domineering in my mind than the quality of what I was writing. That is not to say that I am a high quality writer but I am someone trying to achieve better quality at all times. Publishers be warned!!!
The other books available in the portfolio,
My hero was created post recession and so has no concept of how 'good' things were pre-2008. In 'I Have To Get It Right' when he began to flex his muscles he was working in an accountant's office. Then after the Gurentai took him under their wing and removed all of his financial worries, it was justice that was his major concern. He did become involved in international relations in 'The 51st State' but it was for the maintenance of a respectful distance between countries, rather than economic reasons. His trips into the USA had repercussions which can be read about in 'The Biter Bit' but then by the time things began to change in 2011 and the recession was really biting, Steele was trying to make sense of the state of the nation in 'A Changed Reality' and coming up against some really nasty people taking advantage of the shortage of money. By the time the USA are out of their recession Steele's steps are still being dogged by an unknown enemy from the same country. In 'Inceptus' we also find out more about what makes the man tick. The most recent Steele book 'Castled' where Steele is once again at risk from unseen enemies. It would seem that he has become quite recession proof!
All books are available in paperback or ebook through Amazon, Smashwords and all good book shop websites.
This is a dystopian story that hinges directly on the state of the nation as a result of fiscal mismanagement. Having said that it is more a story of human relations, privations, love and loss.
Poetry - there are also two thoughtful collections of poetry available solely through Amazon.