Well, it’s been some time since I last posted, mainly because of a recent arrival, but it has been a pretty busy time in other ways too. As such, writing has been on hold for a while, but thankfully, I’m back in the swing of things.
At present I’m halfway through writing Slip Jevans book two, and a comic fantasy novel, but have started writing a non-fiction novel based on a long summer holiday courtesy of Tony Blair. It’s an interesting change for me, as I’ve only ever written two short stories – that are under lock and key – that are non-fiction, although they were disguised as fiction. I’m enjoying penning the new novel, it’s something that has been over a decade in the making, and finally, in collaboration with my brother, I’m getting it all down.
While Slip Jevans is my ‘fictitious’ look at the military and my time as part of it, the new one is a novel based on my time in green (and beige…) and the lunacy that is day to day life on tour.
I’ve also been painting a whole lot more, and I’m working on a painting blog with author and all round good guy, Mike Hollows, on the Brush and Boltgun. Here you’ll see what I spend my time doing between working, writing, feeding and cleaning up sick/wee/poo*.
This year, my aims are:
- Spend at least 30 minutes a day writing. I can usually do this at my desk in work over lunch, or sneak it in at home if needed. It’s not as much as I’d like, but it’s better than nowt.
- Find more agents to send Slip Jevans – Hero of the Union, and Game of Two Halves to.
- Post one painting blog a week on the Brush and Boltgun.
- Post at least two reviews, be it books or audio books, to this site
- Paint more
- Convert more models
- Game more
I think that’s about it, although, if it’s not, I’m pretty certain Mike will let me know.
*Delete as applicable