As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster . . . no, hang on, that’s Henry Hill from Goodfellas. Let’s start again.
As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a writer. The great thing about Writing is the only thing you need to do to actually achieve it . . . is WRITE! So that’s what I’ve been doing, with scripts, songs, short stories, monologues and now novels.
In 2012 I completed NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) scribbling the first 60,000 words of a novel, then joined a brilliant critique group and began to write and submit short stories for publication and competitions.
I did eventually finish that ‘difficult first novel’ – at least the 80,000 word first draft – and it currently sits in my drawer waiting to be wrangled in to something readable. In the meantime, I’ve been working on what will now be my debut book – a crime novel called Safe Hands, set for release in 2018.
My short stories have been shortlisted and published in a number of anthologies and my monologues performed on stage and for film – you can find one on YouTube here.
I’ll continue to push out the short stories, novels and anything else that takes my fancy, keeping you up to date with my journey as I go. The Writing life can be a solitary one so I hope you can keep me company along the way – you can subscribe to my mailing list here.
That’s my story – what’s yours?