Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Writing - Over half a million reasons

It struck me the other day that I'd produced a number of words. Just taking my novels, around 700k. If you then consider the almost daily blog and the two poetry books I reckon a million must be close or even surpassed. 

But why?

I spoke to someone who wanted to produce his own life story and I found it hard to convince him just to go ahead. He then admitted that he had started writing long hand and in fact it was the next step that was holding him up. We discussed different word processors, fonts, point sizes and self-publishing sites and left the project at that stage. I hope he will go on with it because he has a valid reason for writing. That is something I can't altogether claim. I began writing because I wanted to but then I realised that writing had its own responsibilities. My friend has a single purpose but he should beware! Writing has its own momentum.

Read on

December 2015

 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!
The most recent addition to the Steele family is Earth plc in which our hero is concerned with political and emotional issues in this crime fighting adventure.

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.


God Bless