20191202 – writing update

Since the Edinburgh International Book Festival, I had been procrastinating over my writing. I had been having trouble getting back into the swing and getting my word count up. I may not have solved my problem, however, for the moment I am back to writing. Just one problem, I am now working on my manuscript for book 4 and book 5. So I am happy to say that work on both first drafts is progressing. I have picked up my fountain pen again and I am back writing in my note books as well as on the computer.

All you need when writing notes, coffee, pen and notebooks.

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20191201 – Books I am Reading

Back in September of this year, I read “What You Pay For” in a week, a great read.

 

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Claire Askew won the Scottish Crime Debut of the Year 2019 for “All The Hidden Truths”. Congratulations.

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“In a House of Lies” is the second of my Edinburgh International Book Festival book reads.

 

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Started reading Kursk The Last Mission. I’m not usually one for reading books based on actual events.

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20190902 – Books I am Reading

In my last post on ‘Books I am Reading’ I said I was bringing ‘The Priory of The Orange Tree’ to the top of my reading pile. Well I read it on my iPad mini, all 800 or so pages. I loved it so much I had to buy the hardback so that I could get it signed at the Edinburgh International Book Festival last month.

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By the end of the first week of the Edinburgh International Book Festival I had already overspent on my budget for the entire Festival. All the books in the photo below were signed by the authors, it is going to take me a while to read them all.

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20190831 – Edinburgh International Book Festival

A great night was had by one and all at the The Fun Lovin’ Crime Writers event at the Unbound event in the Spiegeltent on the 23rd of August 2019. It was standing room only for many at the event and a queue formed outside waiting for people to leave so they could get in. The band consists of the crime writers, Chris Brookmyre, Doug Johnstone, Luca Veste, Mark Billingham and Val McDermid. The band plays crime themed cover songs and they also played Glastonbury this year.

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20190810 to 26 – Edinburgh International Book Festival

The first Saturday, the temperature hit 21c and the crowds were out in force. In the bookshop were holding their parents hands and queuing up to get them to pay for all the books they wanted. In the corners the children were reading their new books. What a pleasure seeing children and adults reading books instead of staring at their phones.

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The wickerman being built in the photo below was a representation of an astronaut from the moon landing 50 years ago this year.

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The last night of the Edinburgh International Book Festival is also the last night of the Edinburgh International International Festival and that festival comes to a close with the fireworks Concert with over 400,000 fireworks lighting up the Castle and surroundings.

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20190629 – Books I am Reading

Well what can, I say I finished book 3, The Song Rising. I loved it, I carried this book around and read it on the bus. I followed the characters and got drawn into their dystopian world and now I am now in a panic, I will have to wait now until Samantha Shannon writes the next book in the series. In the mean time I am bringing The Priory of the Orange Tree to the top of my list of books to be read.

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20190623 – Books I am Reading

Well what can, I say I finished The Bone Season the Thursday before the Cymera Book Festival and I bought the next 2 books in the series on the Friday at the Cymera Book Festival. I finished book 2, The Mime Order in a week and now I am reading book 3, The Song Rising. I am in a panic, I will have to wait now until Samantha Shannon writes the next book in the series.

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20190611 -Aftermath

I have had a day to recover after the Cymera Festival, Scotland’s first Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror book festival. I need more time to recover from the 3 day weekend. However I am still running on adrenaline and I have started looking at book 2 in my series “The Legend of Zanta Klaus” to prepare it to be transformed into paperback. I hope to have books 2 and 3 in paperback before Christmas. Next year I plan to have all 3 books on a table.

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More information can be found on the Cymera Festival website –

https://www.cymerafestival.co.uk

Twitter: @CymeraF

 

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20190607 – Cymera Festival

Looking forward to the weekend, I set up in the Creator’s hall this afternoon.

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Scotland’s first SciFi, Fantasy and Horror Book festival.

Will be held on 7th to the 9th June 2019 at The Pleasance, 60 Pleasance, Edinburgh, EH8 9TJ.

More information can be found on the festival website –

https://www.cymerafestival.co.uk

Twitter: @CymeraF

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20190604 – Books I am Reading

Sorry folks for not posting books over the last couple of months. Life has been hectic, what with the re-writes and edits to book 1 in preparation for it coming out in paperback. I am trying to finish reading The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon before the Cymera Book Festival starts this Friday. Oh my gosh this book is good. I hope the next book is available at the book festival.

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Scotland’s first SciFi, Fantasy and Horror Book festival.

Will be held on 7th to the 9th June 2019 at The Pleasance, 60 Pleasance, Edinburgh, EH8 9TJ.

More information can be found on the festival website –

https://www.cymerafestival.co.uk

Twitter: @CymeraF

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