Remember, The Caitiff is free on Amazon until the 27th, so if you haven’t grabbed a copy and you like perspective-centric, North-West England-based, contemporary literary fiction with tints of political, dystopian and existentialist fiction, you should shimmy over there and pick it up!
Over the past few days I have been gripped by a kind of writing fanaticism; as a result my short story/novella The Burden is already up to a little over ten thousand words and the main plot points are already, well, plotted out, I’ve got a few more bits of crappy poetry to throw on here, a couple of Ramblings On… and I’ve made some progress with the starting point of the next instalment in my Broken Polemic series – y’know the one, that weird and wonderful, experimental, rambling existentialist nonsensical series that I wrote whilst at University and released soon after I left?
Also, I’ve had another story fluttering around in my head, very thematically similar to The Caitiff but a little more cheery – when I eventually get around to starting it, I hope to keep it a little easier to read than The Caitiff is. Not that I don’t think the Caitiff is good, far from it, but I know that a lot of the choices I made; the use of language, the style of voice the character employs, even the complicated and, at times, technically incorrect grammar, demands quite a high reading level.
Quite oddly, I have been offered a job and I’m going to accept it – I enjoyed my time there when I was an apprentice, so I’d be an idiot to give this opportunity a miss – unfortunately, that means that I will probably have less time to dedicate to my personal writing but that’s the way the world works, I suppose, or the way that time works anyway.
Of course, the last time I worked at this place I was writing two or three short things a day, on my dinner hour and break and so on, so it’s possible that the amount I have to put on here will actually increase – we can only hope, eh?
And also, no, I don’t think the title of this update is overly clunky at all – I dunno what you’re talkin’ ’bout.