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An Update…

Hi everybody,

I just wanted to let you know that I’m still here. I’m working 24/7 to get my new book covers ready. It’s hard work, and Photoshop isn’t always doing what I want it to do. I’m persevering, though!

In the meantime, everything is on hold. I feel I can’t write when I have such an important job to finish. To let you get an idea of what I’m working on, here’s a snippet…

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Finished the first draft of the Prequel!

Woohoo! It actually didn’t take that long to do, I just needed to find the time to sit down and do it. Once I got stuck into the story, my fingers were flying over the keyboard. Honestly, I could have written a whole book on this story. However, it’s going to be my magnet to the trilogy, so I’m not going to make it longer. 12+K Words is a nice teaser, I’d say.

So what happens in the story? It’s the few months before Black October. It starts when the go ahead is given to test the virus which is intended to grow muscle mass in soldiers. Then, of course, it all goes out of hand when the side-effects start to develop.

As the trilogy has flying insects on the cover (two butterflies and a moth, see my web page’s header), I thought it would be nice to have a caterpillar on the cover of this one. What do you think?

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Fun Friday!

Hi everyone, I hope you’re having a fun Friday! I’m sorry for not posting last week, but it was out of my control. I was in London and my laptop didn’t want to connect to the internet. It made me very sad. I really must look into that. I’m so sorry if you were looking forward to the memes. Not to worry though, I’ve got even more for you this week 🙂

Bubble_TeaWhy was I in London last week? Because I had to accompany our Australian visitor (who is a minor) to Heathrow airport. He can fly around the world on his own, but not from one to another airport in the UK. Don’t ask me why. I didn’t mind as I really wanted to see The Great Wave exhibition in the British Museum that I didn’t get to see last time. Unfortunately, nobody told me you had to buy tickets in advance and by the time I got to the museum, they were sold out for the time I was able to attend. I consoled myself with the notion that I now probably have to go to Japan to see it and got myself a bubble tea from Coco which was very nice.

What else am I happy about today? Well, as I told you on Wednesday, I signed a provisional contract with Create50 for two of my horror stories to be included in their Twisted50 anthology Vol.2 or Vol.3. As there are 182 entries and 50 winners, the chance is pretty big at least one of my stories gets chosen. I don’t want to jump ahead of myself though, so I still need you to keep your fingers crossed for me!

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Writing wise, things have been going slow. My cover, which I promised myself would be ready this week, isn’t ready yet. I finished drawing the blood drips last Tuesday, but they needed to be made to look 3D. As my daughter is hugging the drawing tablet, it was her job. Either she did it in one morning, or I get the tablet for two days. Nothing wrong with some emotional blackmail 🙂 . You must know my daughter is an avid DeviantArt artist and can’t live without her tablet. This is the result she just sent me. I hope you find it was worth the wait. I love it! Please be aware they are copyrighted!

I have been adding some more followers on Twitter this morning and will be upgrading my ads for Book 1 this afternoon. While I was in London, I added some more text to my prequel but ran into an obstacle. I have two stories running parallel; one of Kate, one of how the virus got into the world. I ran out of text for Kate, but have more text to write about the virus (heaven knows I could have written a whole new book on that 😀 ). I still need to think on that one.

But enough of my babbling. Here are the memes you so have been waiting for 🙂