Next Monday I’m kicking off the New Year with a great guest post that you have to read.
Katy Sozaeva – my editor, and who has put me right on many things – is dropping in with her post, Why “Nice” should not be a four-letter word. I won’t give away too much, but she’s dead right on this one. Hop over here on Monday and read her insight into bad behaviour by people who should know better.
Meanwhile, after a longer holiday break than I’d planned, I’m picking up where I left off on my new book, The Tired Assassin. After discussing the book with some friends over the holiday, I need to go back over some of what I’ve written and make some changes before I move on. In the past – when I’m writing a book – I just plough ahead, and deal with the amendments and alterations at the second and third draft stage. However, my friends’ feedback was so correct, I have to deal with it. I’m grateful for their comments.
Inspiration visited me whilst I was on holiday. It came in the form of an idea for a new book. It’ll be called Thirty Years and will open with the line, ‘It took me thirty years to figure out what life is all about, and the same amount of time to work out what I really wanted to do.’ It’ll be a fictional account of a writer’s life before he became a writer, and be based on life-changing events. It’s a change of genre for me. As I’m deep into writing a book at present, I’m not sure if I’ll do it; but I think it’s worth some thought.
I saw the movie, The Impossible, over the break. It’s the true story of a family caught up in the terrible tsunami that hit Thailand and other parts of Asia at Christmas in 2004. I thought it was great, but it’s not a relaxing or joyous film, but well done.
I have to end here as need to attend to my other two blogs, Playing Harry