I am changing the layout of this website. This will not all be done in one go, but there will hopefully be minimum inconvenience - for instance, very few of the pages will change their addresses. The reason for it is that I am giving greater prominence to my visual work as this has become more important to me, and I am intending to add some … Continue reading the story "Restructuring"
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I've restructured Time & Sorrow, fundamentally: The Dream-Cycle is now included in the longer piece, and so I've removed it from the website. I have, however, left the images. Time & Sorrow is now more what Ursula Le Guin calls a 'story suite', various stories, linked, but each with their own distinct tale and feel. The novella Time & Sorrow remains the centre piece, but … Continue reading the story "Restructuring Time & Sorrow"
Another year: another time when people often look to make improvements in their lives. I’m not one for New Year resolutions, though when spring starts to make its presence felt and the garden promises so much I am inclined to make plans, new ideas present themselves, and my energy levels improve markedly. I do suffer from SAD syndrome, so the past month or two have … Continue reading the story "Come another year"
Although I've not posted anything for some time now, I have not been idle. I have worked on Time & Sorrow (including how best to present it - it is too long, I think, to place the whole text on this website) and completing The Dream-Cycle, which tells of part of Taru's early life (he is … Continue reading the story "The Dream-Cycle"
I had hoped to have progressed further with Time & Sorrow than has been the case. I will continue to post chapters on Wattpad, but any other form of publication is some way away. There are various reasons for this - three of the most important being: 1. I am unhappy with some of the images - primarily their relevance; 2. the various songs require further tweaking; and 3. … Continue reading the story "Unhappy with details"
I have put the first few chapters of Time & Sorrow up on Wattpad. These are not the final, polished ones, though I don't envisage any substantial changes. I am also in the process of putting some of the associated images up on this website, as well as pages for … Continue reading the story "Time & Sorrow"
I've noticed with some surprise that it's over a month since I last left a post. In my defence, I have been busy working on a novella called Time & Sorrow which tells of Michael Raven's time in Orestol, from the point of view of a young woman called Fial - perviously Nadja. (I have worked out an okay reason for him being called Michael, though … Continue reading the story "Away Too Long"
This is all too easy to do. I'm trying to concentrate on the follow-up novel to Voice in the Forest and In Search of the Best of All Worlds, but get side-tracked into the story of Nadja and Michael Raven; and then I get side-tracked further into developing the history of Orestol. I … Continue reading the story "Getting side-tracked"
Although I’ve now decided to put some more day-to-day thoughts onto my website, I still suspect my thoughts will not be of interest to anyone out there – doing the self-deprecation thing that so many of us are so good at; but also I’m sure there was the idea that I only really wanted to put out fully formed ideas and finished pieces of work. … Continue reading the story "Bit of a block now"
I've had this website up and running for a bit now, and have finally decided to risk putting on-going comment on here. The static pages are more-or-less as I want them at the moment (though this will doubtlessly change quickly), so here goes with some more ethereal stuff. I have been working over the past few weeks on a new novel set on … Continue reading the story "First Post"