What’s going down?

Yeah, I’ve been a little quiet; OK, I’ve been a bit of a recluse for some time now and I’ll be honest with you, at this point in time I can’t promise I will blog regularly but I will try and make it more than once a year!!! (Note, these images are what distracts me!!)

I was always very open about my self publishing being an experiemnt to me. I wanted to understand the process. I’m obssesed by understanding processes, how something works; to me, everything has an explanation and a reason for being and working and the A to B stuff fanscinates me. I like questions and problem solving.

But, the only thing I love more is a good story, a story that makes people feel something, anything and I think my self published work did achieve that. Even now if you’ve read one or both stories and thinking they were rubbish, you’re still feeling something aren’t you??!!!

However, in my haste to tell a good story as stated in one of my previous blogs Lessons Learnt, I neglected other things which is what caused so many mixed reviews. People loving the story but hating the insanely pour spelling, grammar and sentance structure which distracted from the story. I hear you, not good, not professional.

I’m currently working on a new project. In fact, even though I have been completely dormant in the world of blogging over the last year, I have actually been working on said project. It’s different to The Break and Concordia it’s not Fantsy/Sci-fi. I made the decision to write those stories based on my personal prefences and fan girl personality I Love Fantasy and Sci-fi and anyone who knows me would describe me as a Geek (loud and proud!!) but this new project is something I have been wanting to write since I was younger, it is my soul.

That’s why, I want to pitch to agents with this one. I want to go traditional and to do that I want to do something i never did with my maiden voyage of The Break nor Concordia for that matter. I would like to engage with Beta readers. Now, I could go down the professional Beta Reader route but I think what I want to do is open it up to you guys. You guys that have purchased, read and been honest about my previous attempts. You guys that will probably want to be the first to read my next attempt.

The only question now is how do I do that? Should I randomly select some followers and ask if you would like to give your feedback on my material, do I want me to just post the first three chapters I would send to agents on my blog for you all to comment on or do you want to voluenteer to help me out? Obviously I would site any beta readers in my acknowledgements, should I be successful in securing an agent and ultimately a publisher this time round.

Bottom line, I have a new perspective and a new goal to keep me focused, I’ve rebranded the blog and will be working on building back up my online platform which I have neglected over the last couple of years and I need your help. So, who’s game?

Expect the Unexpected

That’s right folks, it’s all about expecting the unexpected, for instance I never expected that the woman pulling out of selling her house we were going to buy would lead to finding another within four days for a better price in the same area, nor did I expect to randomly bump in to a good friend of mine coming out of a supermarket who I haven’t since for three years nor did I ever expect in a million years that I would be sat here typing away telling you guys that I have a book out on the 19th April 2012 entitled The Break, it’s a little Sci-fi/Fantasy projet I’ve been working on for a couple of years basically it was the product of my Geek personality, whom until now has remained in the comfort of my own home, with my Star Wars/Lord Of The Rings/Harry Potter/Star Trek/Stargate/Superman/X-men/Spiderman & Batman memorabillia!!! Infact I’m so geeky the other half as given me a designated Geek Room in our new home!!!

So we have a date, we have a house! all we need now is some good imported Beer and a good bottle of champagne with some amazing food cooked by the chef of the house and we’re all set to go!!

So although this post is probably the shortest I’ve ever posted!! I just thought you should all know to pencil in the 19th April 2012 and come back here for details on how and where to purchase!