New Beginnings


Hi there,

the last time I posted on here I was in the process of getting ready to move home. We were waiting for the date from the estate agents so we could begin the preparations but now, as I sit writing this, it has been completed. We have moved not only home but county too.

To say it was a stressful time would be an epic understatement. Moving home is listed in the top four most stressful things to do in your life and I can see why. The whole thing was made worse by the change of county, the distances involved, to me anyway added to the stress and anyone who has had similar experiences would sympathise.

Now though I’m looking at it as a new beginning, a fresh start. We have moved to a beautiful new home in a quiet location in Staffordshire, the place of my birth and the home still, to the majority of my family.

We have been in our new home now for a week and this is our first weekend there and things are getting back to normal. Our belongings are almost all unpacked, there are a few things we have to find places for but on the whole it’s looking good.

I’ve finally been able to get back to writing too. I was so close to finishing the fourth book in the Col Sec series but I was interrupted by the move and it had to be delayed for a while. During this last week, as things have become more settled I have found time to return to the exploits of Kurt Stryder and his comrades in Col Sec and I’m pleased to say things are looking good and if they continue as they are then the book will be finished in a few weeks.

That’s all for now,

see you soon,

Jan.

 

 

Good days and bad days


Hi there,

I’ve had the opportunity this week to blog more often than I normally do. Finding the right subject has been more difficult than you could imagine. I sit down to compose a post but my mind goes blank. I wonder how many other bloggers have this same problem, if they do I would love to know how they deal with it. 

Today though, I thought I’d just sit down and write what I’m feeling. Today has been an okay sort of day. I have good days and bad days, the same as anyone I suppose, today is definitely not a bad day. How interesting that is to anyone else is another matter.

I’ve had a few problems of late and I find that this is helping in some way to deal with it. It may be a rambling sort of catharsis but I know what I’m talking about if no one else does. At the moment it doesn’t matter that much to me because not too many people read this blog, I would like to think in the future that will change, only time will tell I suppose.

It’s been a good day in the respect that I have managed to get done some of the things I set out to. I also carried the story of Retribution a little further along and I must say I’m very satisfied with the work I completed today.

So having said that I suppose I’ll bid you farewell until the next time,

see you soon

Jan.

 

Inner Demons


Hi there,

yesterday I spent the whole day editing my work so far on Retribution. It was a productive day as it was good to refresh myself with the body of work I had completed so far. A few changes were made and I think to good effect as it enhanced the story.

It was good to check the story and acquaint myself with the characters involved once more, review the facts and see what they had to deal with both professionally and personally. The Wildfire Team, Kurt Stryder and the others all had their own inner demons to battle during the course of this story and I hope details such as these will give them a more rounded appearance.

Having inner demons is something we all have to deal with, and we all deal with them in our own way. Some of us can deal with them on our own, some think they can and others clearly need help. Whatever category we fall into we should realise that we are not alone. Just because we may think our whole world is falling apart what we have to realise is that to others it may be trivial. On the flip side of that what we also have to realise is that just because it may not be a big deal to you could be world shattering to someone else. Everything is relative and on this I speak from experience.

That’s all for now,

see you soon

Jan.

 

Life is a long road.


Hi there,

I thought I had better keep anyone interested in the progress of the fourth book in the Col Sec series, Retribution.

I’ve been working hard on it for a few months now and I’m glad to say it’s coming along nicely, in fact it’s almost completed. It is slightly behind the schedule I had set for myself but this is due to some personal issues that I’ve had to deal with over the past few months also. Changes are coming and I have had to meet them head on as well as dealing with some inner demons that have caused me to face up to certain realities. Outwardly everything seems to be firing on all cylinders but beneath it all things have begun to fall apart.

Life is a long road and on the journey we have to deal with things and events as we meet them. The trick is not to allow the negatives to over power the positives. I always marvel at those who skate through life as if nothing is too much trouble and seem to have an endless supply of good luck. I have often remarked that if it wasn’t for bad luck, I’d have no luck at all. That is a bit blase I know and no one knows better than me that you have no idea what troubles others face in their daily lives, just because they seem to live a charmed life does not mean it is. Everyone has their own demons to face and battle and I’m not about to judge others as I don’t want them to judge me.

I’m not sure that any of this makes sense but seeing as this blog was set up originally to share a few of my ramblings I thought I’d share this one. The other reason I started to blog is to promote my writings and so back to business. I hope to have Retribution ready for publication very soon, I’m in the middle of a major scene close to the end of the story, I’m desperately trying not to give any spoilers away here, as soon as that is completed and a few loose ends tied off Kurt and the gang will be with you. I just hope you enjoy what I’ve done.

See you soon

Jan.