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Mik Murdoch, Boy Superhero – Available June 1

I’ve been working very hard to get Mik Murdoch, Boy Superhero ready for print. Ever since my former publisher and I agreed to part ways, I have been planning for the relaunch. It will happen June 1st, 2016 and I couldn’t be happier. The book will feature a familiar, but improved, cover. I’ve had a crack team of proof readers going through the book with a fine-toothed comb to iron out some of the issues and clunky bits of the story. Evil Alter Ego Press (EAEP) will be offering the book at a much-reduced price (and the eBook for $0.99 too). In other words, Mik Murdoch 2.0 should be improved in almost every way. And it doesn’t end there. Mik […]

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Ups and Downs

Being a writer seems to be full of ups and downs. Up – you just finished writing your book, which is brilliant. Down – you submit it to 243 different publishers and receive an impressive collection of rejections. Up – Publisher #244 asks you for a full submission of your manuscript Down – You get rejection #244 Up (eventually, maybe?) – You get a contract Down – you get your revisions and the number required is 582 revisions and half the manuscript scrapped. ….and so on. Why do we do this to ourselves? Glory? Fame? Not money (although that is a common misconception – i.e. that getting published will result in lots and LOTS of money). I know, for me, […]

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Doldrums

Have you ever been faced with difficulty writing after finishing a big, high-energy project? I know I have. It usually starts out as me telling myself I’ve earned a (brief) break after burning the midnight oil to finish something. The problem usually is, brief often becomes prolonged. I know, I really pushed to get Mik Murdoch 2 finished. I wrote more than 30,000 words in under 2-weeks to ensure it would be complete by the end of my holidays. Then I took a short break. I didn’t fall into the trap of letting it extend. I immediately followed that up with two short stories I had been meaning to write for two anthologies. That also was a relatively fast write […]

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