I haven’t been blogging as much lately due to pouring all my creative forces into my second novel which passed the 70,000 word mark yesterday. I’m averaging around 1,000 words a day and am so in the zone with this story that it’s difficult to focus on any other writing projects. The blog has therefore been placed on the back burner but I will keep dipping in with updates as to how life is treating us all.
Book 2 in the ‘Kirkwood Scott Chronicles,’ has the working title of A New Jerusalem.’ It’s a sequel to ‘Skelly’s Square’ which was published in July. The plan is for a trilogy of books but I’m starting to realise there is scope for other stories and characters to develop within the KSC universe. I’m already writing a linked novella, ‘Bomb Girl’ which some of you have been reading.
I’m already plotting a spin off novel, ‘This Troubled Land of Ours,’ which will be set in the wilds of County Donegal at the beginning of the 22nd Century. To be honest, I could write for the next hour about all the story ideas which pop into my head on a regular basis. It’s a good job I have a notebook always handy to scribble them all down, otherwise I’d forget. Thankfully Fionnuala keeps me just about tethered to the real world.
I’ll keep posting periodic writing updates but, as ever, I’d like to thank all the people who have supported my writing and read ‘Skelly’s Square.’ The five star feedback on Amazon keeps me going through the tough times when self doubt and imposter syndrome take over. WordPress is where I first shared my writing with the world so it will always be a special community for me.
The good news is that ‘Skelly’s Square,’ is currently FREE if you are a Kindle Unlimited subscriber. Alternatively you can purchase it in e book or paperback format on Amazon. And if you would like your hard copy signed I offer a bookplate service to facilitate that. I’m off now to write some more words and keep the momentum going. I’ll talk to you all soon and hope you have a great weekend.