Good Evening Sunday 17th February 2019

Good evening everyone!

I had an awesome weekend. It started at 5:30am yesterday when I got up and was leaving the house at 6am to drive a couple of hundred miles to visit my friends CL Raven and support them at their signing at their local WH Smiths. In my opinion this is really big, indies getting into a chain like Smiths is awesome.

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CL Raven and their display in WH Smith Cardiff. Cat is on the right and Lynx is on the left. Photo credit: CL Raven

They had a good turn out and sold a decent amount of books ( I finally got my hard copies of Bleeding Empire and Empty Graves).

I spent most of the weekend in Cardiff and hung out with Cat and Lynx. It was somewhat of a flying visit as I had a few bits and pieces to do at home and an early start with work tomorrow morning. I’m looking forward to going back in the future as it seems like an awesome city.

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Myself with CL Raven. Photo Credit CL Raven.

Needless to say I’ve not written this weekend. I have very much so taking a break from writing. Obviously I thought about it and hanging out with Cat and Lynx means we talked writing but I haven’t really thought about it much. Its been quite some time since I had a break from doing anything writing wise. If I’m not writing I’m editing. Even if it’s only a few words its been rare that I’ve gone more than a day without writing a single word. I think the break will have done me a bit of good.

Tomorrow, back at it!

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15th February 2019

Good evening all! Just a quick little post as there’s not much to update. I’ve have a couple of days off, and will have a couple more. I’m off to Cardiff tomorrow for my friends CL Raven’s signing at a local WH Smiths. Here’s the link to their post with all the details.

I’m really looking forward to seeing Cat and Lynx (CL Raven). They’re good friends and it’ll be good to hang out with them when not at a con.

To get there at a decent time, I need to leave before the suns up. So I’m off to bed! have an awesome weekend everyone!

13th of February 2019

Yesterday I had a thousand word day. The first in quite some time. I don’t think I’m going to get many of those this month as I’m going to be editing my zombie trifecta novella next week and then after that I’ll be getting properly stuck into the Vampire Era.

Speaking of the Vampire Era, I’ve started the rewrites/editing for that. 1200 words in so far and hoping I’m doing a good job. I think the changes I’m going to make are really going to make it come alive, and I think I’ve grown enough as a writer to give it what I’ve felt it’s lacked in the past.

CS1 has hit a bit of a roadblock. I’m stuck on how I’m ending it, I’ve got an idea but I’m having trouble executing it. So I’m letting it sit for a few days and see if that helps.

I will drop everything when I get Beta notes back on PE3.

This weekend I’m taking a break though. I’m off to Cardiff to support my friends at their signing at WH Smith’s. If you’re in the area pop along and see them between 11am and 1pm. If you search CL Raven on Twitter or CL Raven Fan club on Facebook the details are there. You can also click the links on the side of this blog to my social media as the details are there as well. I’ll try and pop a link in my next post as well.

Right, time to get to work. Have a super day, all.

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The Danger of Art A bit of controversy on this week’s episode as The Mando Method Podcast co-hosts Armand Rosamilia and Chuck Buda get down and dirty with their own personal beliefs on writing taboo subjects, being public about religion and politics, Napster, the PMRC and so much more! Check out this episode of The…

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10th of February 2019

I’m calling this a productive day. I’ve edited around one hundred and thirty pages and finished this final edit pass!!! PE3 has now winged its way to Beta readers and until I get their notes back I’m going to crack on with something else.

I was going to get my zombie trifecta tweaked and edited and so on, but I think I’ll work on CS1 and get that finished. I’ve done a lot of editing this year and I need to let loose and get some solid words written and not worry about how it looks or sounds. I just need to let my imagination off the leash and let it run free.

All that editing has left me pretty brain dead. So I’ve chilled out since I finished with a bit of mindless TV and will soon be reading.

Arm Cast Podcast: Episode 248 – Shawver — PROJECT ENTERTAINMENT NETWORK

On this week’s Arm Cast: Dead Sexy Podcast, host Armand Rosamilia chats with author Lisa Shawver, a former middle school administrator and teacher for over 17 years at the elementary and middle school levels currently teaching at-risk high school students. One of her noteworthy accomplishments is competing in softball in the 1996 Olympics. Her inspiration…

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Sign Post

Raven's Retreat

Screenshot_20190209-144714We’ve finally achieved one of our writing goals: a book signing in an actual bookshop. W H Smith have agreed to let us through their doors and unleash us on their unsuspecting customers. It would have been nice to have been invited because we’re famous and our presence would draw a bigger crowd than William Burke’s execution (25,000 in case you were wondering) but the truth is, they put a call out for authors on Twitter and past us did a stupidly brave thing and emailed them. Damn you, past us! Don’t you realise future, anxious us has to deal with your bravery? Anyway, the signing will take place in the Queen Street branch, Cardiff on Saturday 16th February from 11-1 p.m. Sorry it’s such short notice, but they’ve only just told us the time. So if you’re free, come along and make us look worth the hassle.

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