Sunday, 6 December 2015

Writing - If at first you don't succeed

We all probably have heard the story of the spider that 'tried, tried and tried again', well I feel a little like that.

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I remember chatting to a writing colleague about five years and bemoaning the fact that sales weren't going well. He advised that once you have 10 novels in place things will begin to move. Well I've just arrived at the requisite ten novels and I'm holding my breath.

I was informally interviewed after church this morning by a lady who discovered that I am a writer. It was interesting.

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I didn't know the lady, a friend of a friend, but she was interested and asked what I wrote, the genre, poetry and where to obtain my books. The experience had the affect of me focussing on what I had done so far. There are well over half a million words just in the books on top of which there are two collections of poetry, a collection of short stories and a daily blog. A follow-up question stopped me in my tracks and made me think. The answer I gave was that I wrote because once you begin it is like a drug, you just need more.

So I've sold a few books but up to present just the usual initial sales, I await the flood!




Synopsis

Steele has to travel back to Japan to justify recent behaviours that may have revealed his connection with the Gurentai. He is given a task to complete that finds him on the ill-fated Flight MH370 in Kuala Lumpur. Hours later he awakens in a cell in a place and country of which he has no knowledge. 
Being the resourceful man he is, Steele manages to escape and travels north meeting up with his fiancĂ©e Naomi Kobayashi in Astana the capital of Kazakhstan. 
Steele is naturally curious about the fate of the other 238 passengers from the plane which drives him onward to investigate further. He discovers that there are links between Russian organised crime and a Muslim group which stirs fears in his mind regarding the fate of MH370. This causes him to go to the Venice of the North, St Petersburg, where he finds the leader of the Russian mafia and a link with the Muslim pilots of the plane. 
All does not go well however, and Steele and Kobayashi are captured by their mafia enemy and incarcerated in MH370 on the way to the target that Steele suspected all along – in London.
Can Steele extricate himself from this seemingly hopeless situation? 
Has Steele convinced the Gurentai that he is trustworthy enough to deserve their support?
Will Steele manage to deflect the missile in which he is incarcerated from killing thousands in London?
This story is a speculative journey based upon the data and misinformation surrounding the loss of Malaysian Flight 370 in March 2014.

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What you find between the covers of my book is not the definitive list of possibilities but is rather an indication of the lengths that the powers that be will go to to hide from the public those things they deem sensitive.

The book is available in ebook format through Smashwords and Amazon which includes for Nook and Kindle. The two relevant links are below.



If you wish to hold the book in your hands then it is available from completelynovel.com in paperback and will be with you before Christmas if you order in the next few days. That link is below.




If you want to see what others think check this link out,



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