Giving Something Back

Okay, so it probably won’t be a lot that I give back, but I’m about to try.

When I first started out writing, I found it hard to pick my way through all the trials and tribulations that a first time writer is faced with. That’s not to say there isn’t stuff out there, there’s an absolute wealth of material, but there wasn’t anything that spoke to me.

I get asked a lot of things about my books, but perhaps the most common question is, how easy is it to publish a book yourself? My answer is always that if I can do it, anyone idiot can. Therefore, this idiot wants to try and help other idiots publish their books, hopefully with a little more success than I have, although that’s not to say I haven’t hit the year one targets I set myself.

So starting later this week, there’s going to be a vlog. The Idiots Guide To Self Publishing, by An Idiot. (Aka: The Regulators: Deadline – Behind The Scenes.)

I hope it’s enlightening to people, I hope people find it enjoyable. You’ll be able to find it on this site in the very near future.


The Regulators

I’ve been a little quiet of late, because I’ve decided to take a change of course. For the time being, I want to concentrate on novels, and as such, I’ve been writing my debut novel. At the time of writing, it’s 263 pages long, and 65953 words long, and it’s not finished. Not even close.

This is very much a first draft, but I am delighted to share with you all now, a snippet from one of the earlier chapters. I will be sharing more with you in the coming weeks, prior to self publishing this online.

Again, this is just a first draft, not edited in anyway, and in all probability won’t be anything like this come the final thing, but it’s a good way to introduce the characters and the concept. I hope you enjoy.