March 12, 2020 in Dag

We’re back on board and the winds are blowing

Hooray. Today I get to do another good news post.

Three years ago, almost to the day, I started work on a new novel. It was more ambitious than anything else I’d attempted, combining at least five different genres (comedy, fantasy, romance, adventure, satire). It also contained dual narratives – something I’d never attempted before.

March 5, 2020 in Dag

Imagine if I ran the Olympics

Well, it’s one of those years again. A year with an extra day. A year when those poor unfortunates born on the 29th of February can actually celebrate their birthday. And, particularly significantly, a year for the Olympic Games.

I have mixed feelings about the Olympics. Sure, I think it’s great when people who are good at running and jumping and throwing things can demonstrate to the world how good they are at running and jumping and throwing things. I actually kind of like sport and enjoy seeing sporting excellence celebrated. And besides, some of the events are genuinely exciting.

February 27, 2020 in Dag

Imagine if I was a musician

I love music.

I’ve posted a number of times about the important place music has in my life. I’ve talked about how just sitting back and listening to music is one of my all-time favourite things to do (not that I have a lot of time to do it these days – the main times I actually do get to listen are either driving my car or riding my exercise bike). I’ve even mentioned my various thwarted efforts to actually be a musician, particularly my attempts to master the guitar.

February 20, 2020 in Dag

Putting all the little pieces together

This is my first good news post for the year.

Remember how, at the very start of the year, I stated that I wasn’t going to set myself any writing goals for the year. Well, I’m proud to announce that I have officially achieved one of those non-existent goals.

February 13, 2020 in Dag

Writing the story I’m passionate about

It’s happening again. What I like to call the marketing machine is rearing its head again. So many posts explaining the sure fire-way you can become a successful self-published author. So many books with fool-proof tips. You’d surely be a fool not to pay attention to any of this.

Whether I am a fool or not is possibly the subject for a future blog post – or maybe a full length work. At this stage, I’m not going to make a call, one way or another. For now, I’m going to focus this post on the idea of writing to market.