Just a quick book update... which knowing me will turn into a ramble.
The first proof read of Coronation Street barmaid compendium has nearly been completed... another two or three to go and it’ll be ready to hit the shelves... en route to the bargain bucket. I’m really pleased with the way the body of the text reads (I think you can tell it’s one of mine!), although some of the screen caps are a little grainy. That said it’ll only cost £6.99... about the same as a decent bottle of wine...
On reflection, the wine might be a better idea, so I shall target teetotallers with my inspirational marketing campaign...
But what then? Well, for any fans of the Roman Empire, you’ll have to wait a while to read about Diocletian because I’ve decided to have one last go at completing my debut (and coincidentally final) novel, The Beige Beetle. I first started writing this back in 2004 when life was at a pretty low ebb (under-statement), but for one reason or another, the words just wouldn’t come. I redrafted most of the work about a year ago, but some profoundly personal moments lay hidden in amongst the fiction; the journey of these memories from the back to the front of my mind had quite a dramatic (and I don’t use the word lightly) effect on me... and the book was put on hold as a result.
Twelve months on and I guess it’s now or never... the story is either told or stays unwritten. Irrespective of the biographies I have completed and the other books I have written, this novel would be my magnum opus... my big ice cream. I so want to do this and really hope that a few of you would be prepared to read the deepest of departures... I guess this is my way of asking if you would be kind enough to leave a comment or a word or two of encouragement that I can return to as the story slowly begins to take shape...
Thank you x
All my own work... almost.