about 13k into ‘Kilban’ and the story is well set-up, with each main character having their own separate dilemma as well as being involved in the overall plot. Trying to keep elements of humour in there as well. Have taken ‘The Money Walks’ off Smashwords and putting it back on Kindle Select where you can do a bit of promotion and readers have access to the book through the Kindle Library. You have to be on Kindle only to do this, hence my retreat from Smashwords- which by the way was not yielding much anyway

Kilban coming along nicely. A good grouping of miscreants and misfits on both sides of the moral divide. Each is in battle with their own personal conflict as well as the broader narrative. Am hoping to keep credibility and entertainment travelling hand in hand.


back to writing after a weeks sabbatical during which i wandered through country hedgerows with my hands clasped behind my back, stooped over with the effort of concentration. Thus, my boots are covered in cow dung but my fingers have started talking again after their lengthy repose and my imagination is verily in a fever.

Kilban coming along nicely. Have a few plot lines running through it, just a question of making sure each one gets developed. Am putting a lot more time into thinking the story through than in previous writing, so that’ll make the process slower, but am hoping it pays dividends in terms of creating a tight structure.

put The Money Walks in for a promotion through Fiverr, the website that does everything for you bar write the actual book. It costs the princely sum of five dollars to get your book blasted into the virtual universe, so we’ll see what comes of it.

working on new book, titled ‘Kilban’ for the moment and it centers around an ex-cop of that name who is pitched against his nemesis- a certain mister Hennessy who has done him a serious grievance in the past. It’s intended to be action from the start with a strong edge to keep the narrative flow going. This will involve a series of plot lines running through the book that intersect with the main one. New territory and I’m conscious that it could all go pear-shaped or I could discover that I haven’t set enough up at the start to keep it all going.

got a four star review on goodreads which mitigates the one star earlier in the week so with that I am now going to consider the matter settled and shut up about stars. Have started on the Holmes and Moriarty style crime fiction piece and like my main protagonist already. This guy’s got revenge on his mind.