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Red Dead Redemption 2

Well, well, well. A most welcome and long-awaited return for Rockstar’s open-world western extravaganza that one might call Grand Theft Auto’s more contemplative, sombre and somewhat less psychotic cousin. The first game (I mean, yeah, it’s a theoretical sequel to Red Dead Revolver but that was a very different and way less ambitious beast), was […]

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Progress Report October ’18

So I’m really sticking to this whole progress report thing, huh? Impressive. No doubt that means I will immediately go silent for a year or two. We shall see. Settled back in our house now and the major building work almost complete. Had a lot of sorting out to do, which is by no means […]

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Progress Report August ’18

Things have been more than a bit disrupted over the last couple of months with no less than two moves and a couple of holidays. But today, after eight months out, we are finally moving back into our house. Totally unfinished, of course, so there’s going to be a month at least in which we’re […]

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A First Law Re-Read

The first step in the lengthy process of revising and rewriting my new trilogy is re-reading all the other First Law books, the details of which have become in some cases a little sketchy, I will confess, to make sure there’s nothing I’ve forgotten, or got wrong, no useful characters or relationships left out, no […]

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Progress Report June ’18

Six months into 2018 and I HAVE FINISHED A FIRST DRAFT OF MY ENTIRE NEW TRILOGY.  Let ring the bells.  As I’ve often said, a huge amount of work still to do, but what is usually for me the toughest part is done and, thus far, I am pleased with the results.  It consists of […]

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Progress Report April ’18

Four months into 2018, and I suppose I can just about spare a few moments from playing God of War (which is magnificent) to tell you lot where I’ve got to. With my book, that is. Not God of War. You can get more details of my current project in earlier progress reports, if you […]

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Progress Report February ’18

And so the progress reports march inexorably on. Two months into 2018 already. My god, my god, where does the time go? Well, in my case, into drafting the last book in my latest trilogy! Where are we now? Well, if you recall, I have taken leave of my senses and am undertaking the insane […]

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2017 in Review

Hot damn if it isn’t New Year’s Eve once more. This means I must be 43 today. 11 and a half years since I was first published, but I still feel a little strange describing myself as a writer… 2017. Well, it’s been a gruelling year one way or another.  A year of inside-outs and […]

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Progress Report November ’17

By the dead, but I’ve actually delivered four regular progress reports in a row. Whatever next? This last 2 month period has mostly been spent revising the first book in my forthcoming trilogy, which now has a working title: A Little Hatred. One character had an italicised internal voice a la Glokta that I decided to […]

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Progress Report September ’17

Look at me with my regular bi-monthly updates.  Don’t get used to it, is my advice… I have now, I’m delighted to say, finished a first draft of the third and final part of the second book in my work in progress trilogy.  So two books down, one to go.  That means I’ve planned, written and lightly […]

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