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The Blocks

    I first came across Karl Parkinson listening to Arena one night, around a year or so ago. As far as I can remember, he read the Prologue from his then forthcoming book The Blocks and another chapter, which … Continue reading

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Is it ever finished?

That’s the question I’ve been asking myself. Last September, I finished my novel – and sent it forth to the unwelcoming bosom of agent land. Now, I’ve just finished it again. Due, it has to be said, to my first … Continue reading

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Novel gets catapulted (at long last) onto slush pile

I made a decision early in the year to get this novel finished. Before it finished me. I had to put whatever time and energy I had into doing just that. Which meant, among other things, not going to any more … Continue reading

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It ain’t done, till it’s done

So, this was the opening line in my last post: That’s it. No more excuses. Finish this novel and send it out by year’s end. Well, what can I say? Other than: That’s not it. I have more excuses. I won’t be … Continue reading

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No more excuses

That’s it. No more excuses. Finish this novel and send it out by year’s end. Given my last post was mid May, you might wonder what have I been doing. I have asked myself the same question, but just get … Continue reading

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2013: From Draft 1 to Draft 3

Looking back on the year, the first thing I notice from my blog is that I haven’t written a post since the beginning of November. Not good. Second, I have not written anything about my own work since, let’s see, … Continue reading

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Synopsis – The Revenge

Oh, I knew I shouldn’t have written the last post about doing the synopsis. https://cormacokeeffecrime.wordpress.com/2013/10/04/doing-the-synopsis-spin/Complacency had got the better of me, thinking, I had actually cracked it, save for a few tweaks. But then I sent it off to one … Continue reading

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