I've been a little remiss in keeping the blog up to date in the last 12 months. This was mainly due to my need to complete my debut novel and get it into a condition that I could start to submit to agents. Well, job done. I've completed the novel 'The Apocalypse Protocol' and polished it as much as possible. I've sent it to a couple of trusted friends to give me an honest appraisal and, once they've done that, I'll be submitting to agents.
Obviously, I can't just stop there. I'm now working on the sequel so that I'm ahead of the game when the first novel gets published.
So, what else have I been up to over the last year? Well, I spent another very good weekend at Crime & Publishment at The Mill Forge in Gretna which, as always, was excellent. I pitched my novel to a publisher and was told that I should be aiming higher. I should be pitching it "to the big boys" to begin with, anyway. So that's the plan.
As far as 2016 goes, I'll be attending The Theakston's Old Peculiar Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate again this year. The atmosphere and chance to chew the fat with other writers is well worth the trip.
The rest of my time, if I have any, will be taken up on other writing projects including acting as an advisor to an established thriller writer on his next project.
I'll keep the blog more up to date, promise, and put up details of any news on my submissions.