I finish up the writing of my new short story yesterday morning. A Good Heart is the first full short story I’ve written for quite some while and it felt good. In a strange way it was a liberating experience not being restricted to the one location to be able to write fiction. I’m used to it with poetry, which very often is location based, but fiction is a different thing altogether.
I seemed to have managed some productive networking over Twitter during the last 48 hours, and all of it quite by accident. The Guardian (Edinburgh) @GuardianEdin picked up on my tweet about finishing the first draft of A Good Heart and asked about my plans for it. They requested I inform them of publication so they can tell their readers, which naturally I will be only too happy to oblige.
I pointed them in the direction of my previous work and subsequently caught them snooping around my website and the work and content it contains. I wonder if they’ll fancy doing an interview. I dropped a heavy hint.
Also through Twitter, I happened to get into conversation with those fabulous people over at The Edinburgh Bookshop. One thing led to another, and after they said they thought they should be stocking my children’s book, SILLY POEMS FOR WEE PEOPLE VOL.2, we arranged a meeting on Saturday morning to discuss stocking it and my other books.
I would be utterly ecstatic if The Edinburgh Bookshop was to stock my books. It’s a store I love being in and I went to an event they organised last year (the Phill Jupitus book tour for Good Morning Nantwich), which was a blast. Fingers crossed for Saturday, though I’m not counting my chickens just yet.
Final revisions to GREENER IS THE GRASS made up my evening writing slot. I adapted the ending and strengthened how it plays out. All that remains now is to add I the new scene earlier in the plot, print it off and give it one final read.
This novella has been heavily revised. I’ve put it away several times to let it settle and then work on again, and now, two years after it was first conceived and written, it is just about ready to go out on its own and be judged. I’m confident this one will make it to publication. It’s a work of crime fiction that grips and holds you in suspense right to the end, but it has heart and soul
Free Ebooks Giveaway on Twitter
Time is running out in my special Twitter giveaway. I’m giving away ALL my published ebooks for free to the 1000th person to follow me on Twitter. Not only that, but a randomly selected follower from between Friday 1st April right up to the 1000 mark, will also win the same prize! Click here for full details of the great Twitter Ebook Giveaway.
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That’s wonderful! Edinburgh Bookshop is great — I’m sure they’ll be happy to carry your work!