7th of December 2021

Evening Folks, I hope we’re all well?

This evening I’ve read through eight more pages of my source file for Penal Earth book two. I’m getting ideas and thoughts on how I want to proceed with it as I’m reading, and I’m realising there’s not going to be a lot I will be able to carry over into the next book. Some of it will be used further down the line but right now A lot of that will be put to one side while I craft a story around what I will be taking from it.

Right, I’m off for the night. I’ve got an early start tomorrow and despite feeling very wide awake, I’m going to try and sleep.

It doesn’t cost anything to be kind. That is one thing the world needs more of.

I’m going to leave you with a video by the fantastic Leah Solmaz where she talks about boosting your moods. It’s really helped me tonight and I think it’s worth a little of everyones time.

Serial Pensioner

Hey folks, here it is. The animated adaptation of my short story ‘Serial Pensioner’ by the fantastic Leah Solmaz.

Here are Leah’s links, please check them out and show her some love! Instagram – https://instagram.com/leahsolmaz Website – https://www.leahsolmaz.com

Good Afternoon, 29/10/21

Good afternoon, folks! I hope everyones day is going well?

I’ve spent the last half an hour or so looking through files for an early draft of Penal Earth, which I found and printed out as I’m going to mine it for book two. I also printed off three short stories from that universe as since my mum read Penal Earth and The North Side, she’s been asking me for more of that world. That is part of the push behind bumping the second book up. Penal Earth is my most completed novel length piece as of this moment (just gotta save up for an editor to look it over) and I’m itching to get back into that world and play with some of the story lines that were in that original draft that I wrote for NaNo 2015.

Now, I’m not going to dive in and start writing right now (it’s tempting but no). I want to read it through a couple of times, make a few notes and kinda scribble out what I don’t want and then copy and paste it into a new file and then start connecting those all together and tying it into book one.

With NaNo just a few days away I’m tempted to say I’ll do it for next NaNo 2022, but I’m not quite ready to commit to next years project just yet. After this years NaNoWriMo I’ll have a lot of editing to do and I’d like to get Zombie, Black Blood, and Vampire done and dusted. Or at least to the point where I can have them off to an editor once I’ve got the cash together. Zombie is still my priority. The cover art is all but done, and once I’ve gone through and done what needs to be done I’m probably going to send it off to the editor again just to make sure I’ve not cocked it up even more!

I’ve mentioned that Leah Solmaz has adapted a short story of mine(Serial Pensioner) into an animated short. Well it’s now done and will be out on Sunday! Below is a video Leah posted on her YouTube where she talks about that and what she’s been up to the last few months and what she’s got going on in the near future. Please have a watch and check out her work. She’s not only a talented actor, writer, producer, director but she’s a fantastic person as well.

Right folks, be kind and rock on!

Good Morning, 23rd of October 2021

Howdy folks! how are we all doing today?

Yesterday I managed to do an edit pass on Sweet Danny before starting work. I had an evening shift and didn’t get home till after ten, so I didn’t do anything after work really. (although I forgot myself and had a can of coke on the drive home so ended up awake and watching The Simpsons till gone 3am).

I did make a couple of notes for NaNoWriMo as well but not many. It is going to be with us before we know it and I’m not especially prepared for it, but that’s one of the reasons why I’m opting for short stories again as they won’t require as much planning and in some cases I can just wing it.

As for today, I’m going to get stuck into the edits from the editor on the zombie book.

Here’s a little teaser of Serial Pensioner that the fantastic Leah Solmaz is working on! So ridiculously excited about this!

Right folks, I hope you al have an epic day!

Good Morning! 19th of October 2021

Good morning! How are we all doing today?

Yesterday I edited 3477 words on my story Robert. It felt damn good getting stuck into some writing again. It’s been a damn sight harder getting back into the flow of work wrangling than I was expecting when I took a break last month, but with NaNoWriMo just a few days away now it’s time I really pushed to get going again,

Today’s goal is quite straight forward, finish this edit pass of Robert.

Small steps at the moment.

A little picture of the rain in my car windscreen and the lights of my works car park ☺️

I’m other very exciting news, the wonderfully talented Leah Solmaz is adapting one of my short stories into an animated short!!!!! Super excited about this and can’t wait to see the final product! It’s going to come out on Halloween. So keep your eyes open.

Status Update 13th October 2021

Good evening folks, how are we all doing tonight?

I’ve got a lot I want to get through tonight, so let’s get cracking!

The anthology K is for Kidnap came out featuring my story ‘Mother is God’ and is available in ebook and paperback. Please hit the link and check it out!

Love this cover!

The fantastic Leah Solmaz is working on an adaptation of one of my short stories! (squeeeeee!!!!!) Please go and check out Leah’s Instagram page, where you can see the intro!!! I’m super excited about this. Not only because something I’ve written is being adapted into a short animated movie, but also because its working with Leah who is a fantastic human being and damn talented as well. If you haven’t watched Theosight please check it out, I’ll add it to this post.

I have started on reading through and making notes based on the editors read of ‘Is that a zombie?’ I started then got hit with a head cold that knocked me off my feet. I focused my energy on work and matters away from writing. I’m going to get back on track with it by the weekend.

I’ve had a beta reader look at some of my longer pieces and got some excellent feedback, including that one wasn’t as polished as the other, so I need to go back and put my editing head back on to look it over.

Something I’m going to do in the next day or so is sit down and get my bearings on the different projects again. I’ve got a few which are at different stages and I’m just going to write them all down and figure where they all are.

On top of all of that we’ve got NaNoWriMo just around the corner…..

I am struggling to get back in the flow, much more then I thought I would. But it’s there, and I know NaNo will give me a massive boost and help get the words wrangled.

Good Morning 3rd of November 2020

Good morning, folks! I hope we’re all well today? I am not even close to being awake yet, but I’ve got an hour before I host an online NaNo write-in, so plenty of time for tea and something to eat, which should have me ready and firing for two hours of writing.

I’m also planning on editing today as well as maybe a little work on Penal Earth. Something I’ve tried at times is to get my head around is treating writing like a job. I think I’m beginning to understand it more now and with doing less hours I’ve got to learn to maximise my time and get the work down. I’m thinking about setting myself hours to write, ie: five hours a week, and depending on my day job hours I’ll increase or decrease it. When I say five hours I don’t mean sitting on my bed writing while watching a movie or something, I mean at my desk and working without anything to drag my attention away, with the exception of music. Today is a good example, I’ve got something on at about 1pm so I’ll be wrapping up for the day about then. Then a couple of hours chilling out before Stefan from Stefan’s Daily Gaming comes over for, you guessed it, gaming. Due to the lockdown we’re getting in England from Thursday we had to move this forward a couple of days and thankfully we can game and maintain social distancing.

Last week I was interviewed by the fantastic Leah Solmaz over at at site, and I’ve recently watched the pilot for her series Theosight. I’ve put the pilot below because not only is Leah very cool but this was very good. It’s intriguing, funny, and has heart to it. The characters were portrayed greatly and it was nice seeing a protagonist acting like I think most of us would if this happened to us, and I’m a sucker for this type of humour as well. There’s not been much that has made me laugh aloud like this did. So please check it out, they’re trying to get attention on it for financing a series and all the views on YouTube will help, if you dig it then share it on social media. It all helps and if the rest of the rest of the people involved are as nice, creative, and passionate as Leah Solmaz then it’s going to be something very special.

Right folks, it’s time for me to be getting some breakfast. I hope everyone has a good day!

Flash Post! Interviewed by Leah Solmaz

Hi folks!

I was asked by the fantastic Leah Solmaz if I wanted to be interviewed, obviously I said hell yes! And it’s not live! Please hit the link and check it out! 🙂

https://www.leahsolmaz.com/amp/author-series-peter-germany?__twitter_impression=true