June Author Update

Nimbus Takes Shape

Don’t rush.

Take your time.


I might have these words stencilled to my eyelids because my fingers aren’t listening. No matter how hard I try to rein them in, they’re off. Tip-tap-tip-tap-tip-tap goes the keyboard like hailstones on a tin roof. Must be a storm coming. Perhaps there is?

I have quite literally this very minute, well, a few minutes ago, finished the second revision of my latest work. The Theatre of the Moon, Book 1: Nimbus, is now fully formed. I head into the third revision with detail foremost in my mind. Every word must count towards the overall story and there’s a lot of story to count to.

The advantage and disadvantage of writing fantasy is that it gives you leeway to push the boundaries, but the restriction of knowing you must have them. How far can they be pushed? Well, it’s going to be a loooooong way.

Don’t rush.

Take your time.


The words are back again, and although I’m typing this so you know what I’m up to, I’m already far away. Best disappear whilst the brain is still working.

I’ll see you all soon.


16 thoughts on “June Author Update

  1. I’ve been thinking of you. I had something major happen in my life/career which has shaken me a bit. Our company was bought out by a large corporate raider company and all senior editors/staff were laid off which includes me. 17 years at the magazine it’s hard to know what to do. I am still employed for 2 months with a non compete clause then after that I have a nice severance package. I’m too young to retire so I’m thinking of taking off 2 months and resting. I was thinking today how much you worked so hard to get to publish your books and how very happy I am that you are doing what you love. I always loved this business but I was thinking about maybe looking into something less stressful. Who knows where I’ll go. Just wanted to end you a message really quick. Maybe we can catch up when you have time. I miss talking to you. Take care Richard 😎🤗

    1. Good grief! That’s a shock. I don’t really know what to say, it was the last thing I’d have expected. I won’t put much here, but yes we’ll catch up and you can tell me all about it. Try not to let it get to you in the meantime.

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