35 years old....
35 years old, married with 2 kids..
35 years old, married with 2 kids and living in Kent.
Enough about me for now as im sure i will talk about myself a small amount in this blog.
To Bjornoya and beyond.. What is that all about you may ask.
Bjornoya is the title of my debut novel and is about a..... you know what? buy the book (if its published) or keep reading.
This blog accompanies the book and will give readers the chance to understand what is going through my head as I create and write what could be good and what could be complete utter rubbish - either way I will be proud to have written it.
Firstly I would like to say a huge thank you to my friend Matthew Munson (his blog is here - well worth a read! ) He has been a superb influence and as a debut novellist himself with his fantastic book "Fall From Grace"- *Not read it myself*, but we will come to that in a short while too!.
Not only an influence and friend but he has also reviewed my work from day one and in exchange we have provided him with vegetarian sustenance.. (he doesn't eat fish you know... not even Tuna! ).
So Bjornoya... Whats that then..
Well in our real existence it is an island north of Norway that is home to very little indeed. A few bears, lots of birds and a meteorological centre. In my book it is an island north of Norway that is home even less. No bears, no birds but it does have a meteorological centre.
A group of news reporters led by the most amazing woman I have ever not met, are sent to the island to cover a new story and find a little more than they were bargaining for.. Sounds a bit familiar? Sounds a bit cheesy? Sounds a bit like they will run upstairs when being chased by the baddies?.. well no they certainly wont be doing that!.
Things end up being a million miles away from what they are imagining as they find themselves thrust into a fantasy world. OK thats enough on that.
So I am 23,000 words in to the novel now.. I didnt know i could write 23 words that made legible sense, let alone 23,000. I find some days I get stuck with writing 100 words and then another day I find myself on the very island I am writing about and thousands of words flow and flow with relative ease. Im sure that is all about being a writer and accepting the 'bad' days and making up for them with the 'good'.
By the way did I mention that I dont read books.. lol.. The last book i read was a book about the infamous UK prisoner Charles Bronson and his life to date.. I didnt finish it!.
Prior to that it would probably have been The Wishing Chair by Enid Blyton when i was about 10 years old. I seriously have not read a book from cover to cover in probably 20 years and I am hoping that this helps me to develop my own style with writing.
Enough for now.. I will try to bring you up to date every 10,000 words or so.