Realistically, I’ve got about just a week and a half of full-time work remaining before we tumble merrily into the Christmas holiday period and I can’t wait for that. I mean, it’s time for presents, and who doesn’t like that? So, now seems like as good a time as any to take a quick peek back at 2023, especially as it was a big year for me.


The biggest change in my author life was that I finally managed to make the move to full-time author, saying goodbye to the last remnants of paid employment at the end of August. The impact of this has been enormous because it’s seen me turn into something of a creative monster, able to complete a whole bunch of writing projects. Fab!

All this extra time has also allowed me to start catching up on a huge backlist of tasks I just hadn’t had time for before. I’ve ticked a lot of things off this list but there’s loads remaining so I’ll be continuing to work through that in the new year.

I also finally made my move into audiobooks, with the publication of Harry Minch in ebook, audiobook and NFT formats, plus offering some of my blog posts in audio as well as text formats.

That start with offering special edition collectible editions of my books as NFTs was something else I’d been mad keen to crack on with and I managed to find time to properly start getting to grips with the wider Web3 space, including launching my blog on Hive.

There were new books in my main two series, joining a multi-author anthology for the first time and getting a micro-short story published on a leading story-based website.

I’m probably missing plenty off this list, but it sums up nicely what has been a great year with my writing and publishing. And now I can look forward to doing it all over again in 2024. Marvellous!

To everyone who has supported and encouraged me over the course of the last twelve months I say thank you and thank you again.

I’ll be back next week with a round-up of my favourite reads of the year before I then go quiet until the new year.


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