A quick update…
The decision to commit myself to self-publishing was a recent one. I had been torn on whether to go the traditional path or Indie for a long time and had originally decided to find an agent whilst still uploading my novels and short stories I had completed to Kindle. The feedback I received from agents was encouraging but it was hard to get a breakthrough. During this time I had also received positive reviews for my work, which was the last thing I expected.
I then went through a period of juggling a full-time job and preparing myself to go back into studying part-time. I wrote in short bursts that were few and far between, always thinking that I wanted to write but never prioritising it.
The opportunity and desire to put writing first was unexpected and I welcomed a hunger and focus to commit myself to really being a writer. Whilst I was on the traditional path I had completed two crime novels and several short stories. And at the end of last year, I really wanted to work on something new but realised my previous books needed improvement, if I wanted to make this into my job and give readers my best work.
As we speak I’m currently editing a previous crime novel called Driver and have already sent Traffic off to my editor for revisions. I also have a finished Manuscript called Safe Haven that is more of a family drama rather than straight crime that I’ll go through before shipping that off for revisions also. My hope is that I will have re-released new editions of both crime novels and the release of Safe Haven before the end of 2014.
There are already ideas circling my head for new works. I’ll most likely begin writing a series based on a short story I wrote a while back called Fast Lane. These books will be police procedural. However, I will always keep a status update on my upcoming releases on the home page of my website.