A Boat For My Potplants


My nautical project took me to glorious places, metaphorically speaking. There were parties on board. There was The World's Smallest Pirate Radio Station. Of course there were plants. And one day even a gorilla.
The boat also became my 'Writer's Retreat'. I decided to become an author, writing my debut novel aboard the boat. The book, called MUDDY WATER, was naturally set in Wivenhoe. Amazingly, several local people paid good money to have their names appearing in the book, and a lot of cash was raised for worthy charities - the RNLI, MIND, The Samaritans, and The Royal British Legion.
Now, my next multi-singular selling novel, FLORIDA KEY, is in 'production', due for publication in October 2017.
I'm sure to be visiting writers' block along the way, as well as euphoria, self-doubt and inspiration.
See how my book goes through all the stages - from initial concept to final print. I'll take you with me on my personal journey as I work on the words, on the cover, on the marketing, and on the publishing.
Maybe it will inspire you too to have a go at bringing out THE BOOK IN YOU. Everyone has a story in them, just waiting to be told, and after all, if I can do it, anyone can.
(Click on the tabs below to see more about the Writer's Retreat In France, the old Boat For My Potplants, Tallulah the Motorhome, Alfonso the Car, and Jane the Woman. And to find out more about MUDDY WATER the novel, click the cover to be transported to its Facebook page)

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Back Seat

Sitting In The Back Seat Of My Car
Dear Blog-Readers
It is now nearly the end of January, and for the past few weeks my blog has had to take a bit of a back-seat. There have been so many things going on in my little world that I haven't had the time or energy to devote to writing about my Boat For My Potplants or Tallulah The T-Reg, or indeed anything else.

I almost stopped.

However, I did manage to muster up some small amount of devotion to Alfonso The Fiat. I got the wheels painted the same colour as the body, and even though I say so myself, I think they look pretty cool.

Yesterday, to give myself a break from all the chaos and confusion in the backyard, I spent a glorious few hours on the boat.

It needed a good old tidy up, some repair jobs here and there, and of course planted a few pansies. I became hungry, and discovered to my delight a tin of Tesco Chicken Jalfrezi lurking at the back of the cupboard.

Well, I have to tell you, ladies and gennelmen, it was the best curry I've had in many a year. And all for under a pound, you know!

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