On Time Every Time

This post has been bubbling under for a while but it was brought to the forefront of my mind today by a tweet. Someone commented that they wait until the series of books is finished before picking them up in one go because they were shy about starting a series with an unpublished finish. Ok,Continue reading “On Time Every Time”

That’s a wrap….for now

The first draft of Mage3 (currently untitled), the third book in the Age of Dread trilogy, has now gone off to my editors at Orbit. So that’s it, I’m done….for the time being at least. In a few months’ time the next round of hard work will begin with edits and so on, but forContinue reading “That’s a wrap….for now”

The Slog

I’ve not done a post about writing in a while and given where I am at the moment it seemed appropriate. This post is going to be all about my experiences with writing novels but this also applies to writers of other long-form projects. This is for all writers, whether you are published are not.Continue reading “The Slog”

MCM London Comic Con this weekend

The title says it all really. This weekend I will be attending the MCM London Comic Con alongside some other fantastic fantasy and science fiction authors. The event is 3 days but my fellow authors and I will be appearing on panels and doing signings on Saturday and Sunday. After each panel there will beContinue reading “MCM London Comic Con this weekend”

And that’s a wrap

Just a short post to say the first draft of book 5,  (well book 2 in the new Age of Dread trilogy), is done. The first draft is raw, rough and it still needs a lot of work, but the main framework of the story is now done. I’ve had this story in my headContinue reading “And that’s a wrap”

Writing questions for April

This is going to be a short post with some questions that I’m hoping those of you who are following this blog, and anyone else who sees it, will respond to as it will give me a better idea of who is reading this, and also, why. I have a feeling that a lot ofContinue reading “Writing questions for April”

Win an early signed copy of Chaosmage

I’ve received a few early copies of Chaosmage from my publisher, Orbit. It’s not officially published for a few weeks (Oct 12) so I’m going to run a simple competition. The winner will be chosen at random and I will sign and personalise a copy of Chaosmage and post it to you, anywhere in theContinue reading “Win an early signed copy of Chaosmage”

Bloodmage tour roundup

I’m back from my UK tour for Bloodmage, the second book in the Age of Darkness trilogy. The first stop was Sheffield, which was a lot of fun. Samuel, and the other staff at Waterstones Orchard Square, had arranged some coffee and nibbles and after rushing to get there, I was ready for a drinkContinue reading “Bloodmage tour roundup”

Thank Book For podcast with…Stephen Aryan

Normally I’m the one recording the podcasts and interviewing the guests. This time it was my turn to be a guest on the Thank Book For podcast with Tom Bissell and Gemma Todd. Listen here to find all of the episodes. We had a lot of fun recording this and there was a lot ofContinue reading “Thank Book For podcast with…Stephen Aryan”

Guest Post at Ragnarok Publications

I recently wrote a guest post for the lovely people over at Ragnarok Publications about some of the things I think are the hardest part about being a writer. This post was partly inspired by a discussion I saw elsewhere on social media and it inspired me to write down my thoughts on the subject.Continue reading “Guest Post at Ragnarok Publications”