A Little Update On How The Writing Is Going

Now that I’ve made my triumphant return to blogging, I suppose I should let you all know what I’ve been up to this last wee while.

Writing, mostly. Kids books and YA fiction, and the occasional short story here and there.

My daily routine is pretty busy and leaves little room for extracurricular activities. I have a full time office job as well as a wife and two kids (4 and 0), meaning I do most of my writing on the bus to work and home again every day (that’s about an hour and a half every day) plus whatever I can squeeze in at weekends.

It sounds hectic but it works for me. I’ve completed two Detective Mo books that way, and have also made rapid(ish) progress on my novel, known to all but the chosen few by as Project E (actual title tba). I’ve just completed my second draft of that and am having a short break from it before I dive in to writing draft 2.2. There’s still a lot of work to do before I’ll be ready to show it to you but I’ve got high hopes for it.

I have also begun work on a new children’s book (not Detective Mo) which I hereby dub Project 🦏, since I still haven’t come up with a title for it. It’s coming along slowly but surely and I’m optimistic I’ll soon have a story to be proud of. Suffice it to say, a rhinoceros features prominently in this story.

The catch? I’m not going to self-publish this one. I self-published Detective Mo because I originally only wrote it for my daughter but it’s since grown into something much bigger than that. I’ve got loads of Detective Mo adventures planned and I regret not at least trying to get it traditionally published. Project 🦏 is going to be different. I’m writing this one specifically with traditional publication in mind.

Don’t misunderstand me though. Detective Mo will be back. She may have to take a back seat while I concentrate on Project E and Project 🦏 but she’ll be back, hopefully this year so watch this space.

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