I was reviewing an old interview recently that’s available on the Smashwords website. I found it not only amusing but also fascinating to note that, whilst some things I said back then need updating, there are others that still hold true now.
I am one of life’s natural recyclers. I simply hate to throw anything out. Books are a case in point, where a volume that I’ve finished with has to be literally falling apart before I will drop it in the recycling bin rather than add to the stack destined for the charity shop.
Somebody asked me recently if I write with a pen or pencil. My initial, non-thinking response was to laugh. Well, isn’t that just old hat, I might have added. Well, it’s true, I haven’t written a novel using anything other than a keyboard in a very long time.
Writing stories is essentially a repeated attempt at trying to understand the impossible, by which I mean people. People are the subject of stories and stories are all about people. But they are a slippery species, prone to catching you out. Layer upon layer and constantly changing.
In recent weeks I’ve been exploring the emerging options for authors with NFTs and the wider Web3 space. One thing that struck me is just how vast an array of opportunities are out there and more seem to pop up every day. It’s simply staggering and exciting and I’m definitely going to be running some experiments in this space just as soon as I can.
I’ve noticed during the course of writing the first five books in my Banbury Cross Murder Mystery series that there has been a steady but definite creep in the word count and I’ve been asking myself whether or not this might be a problem.