Except it wasn’t really… I mean I finished ‘The Gone’ and then I dithered. In fact I’ve been dithering for over a week. I haven’t been lazy, I’ve edited ‘The Gone’, ‘Truth and Lies’ and ‘Here be Dragons’ (that’s a middle grade book for kids).
But new projects have been stuck. I have a pile of books and novellas waiting to be written. But nothing was happening. I tried but there was no spark. It was like getting blood from a stone.
Then today it happened. I came back from shopping, sat at the computer, opened a word document and started writing…
A thousand words in half an hour!
I hit save and the power went.
No, I’m not joking… In a second I was looking at a blank screen. According to the power company a high voltage thingy blew and knocked out everything.
Don’t worry! I thought. One Drive will have saved the work… Except that broadband was out. Something had happened in Manchester and most of Wales was without the internet.
So, now everything is working again:
1000 words + no broadband + no power = 600 words
Somewhere there are the extra 400 words. Luckily though the writing bug has got me and I’m sure it won’t take long to make it up. Still, I’m growling just a little.
My computer has gone rainbow multicoloured. Even my Facebook profile has a rainbow filter, and it just makes me smile. Now more people can love with no worry of recrimination. Well, at least in 50 states. And that makes me smile.
I went to the hospital yesterday to get a scan and luckily everything is in the right place and working. That makes me smile.
I do not have celiacs disease, which was a possibility as I’m anemic again, which really makes me smile. I can’t do without my bread…
I have two books that I’m waiting for the hard copy to proof-read; ‘The Gone’ and ‘Truth and Lies’. I’m smiling about that.
My sister is getting married in two week, and that makes me smile.
And the vegetables are growing, although I have a pea problem, and that makes me smile.
So, all in all, I’m in a good mood. In fact I’m in a great mood. Smiling all the way. Sure there are bad things, but overall, it is good. The world for me is rainbow coloured.
I have been drawing, but on the quiet…
Living a double life. On the one side I draw animals and horses and, on the other, I draw people. But not just any people… I draw beauty.
Basically, I am an erotic artist.
There, I said it, judge me all you want! I draw people in beautiful poses. Or at least what I see as beautiful…
I like to draw extreme poses and gymnastic contortions.
So I have wanted to make both of my art styles co-exist. I’m tired of hiding the erotica (although only loosely erotica). So here is the main gallery, and my etsy shop. Please go have a look and let me know what you think.
Finally ‘The Gone’ is finished. There are 3 more posts so the blog will continue until the 16th June and then there will be no more. I mean, I’m leaving the blog there, but I won’t make any more posts.
The Gone is 60,500 words long and is being edited into a full novel. I’m also planning Book 2, but this is the end of an era… Book 2 won’t be serialised and I have given a provisional publication date of March 2016 (Book 1 will be available next month).
I can’t help but smile. Thank you to everyone who read it. Please keep an eye out because there is lots more writing to come.