Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Hospital Visits & My Writing Wage

Only two subjects for today’s blogpost, but I have a feeling that they may take up quite an area so it would be cruel to try to stuff extra bits and pieces in here and there. Of course, we must deal with the first topic first and the second topic second. Because that makes the most sense, right?

So if you didn’t come here wanting to hear about why I was awake pretty much all Friday night and had to make a hospital visit this week, then skip on ahead.

This is my dad. He’s given up smoking recently. My parents have both tried to do this years before with no success, but this time it has to stick. We were in Whitby when this photo was taken, which was a few years back, at least.

My dad had a job at the time, but he was made redundant about a year or so ago. I told you recently that we were waiting for several hospital appointments regarding some dizzy spells and such. Well…

Friday, January 23, 2015

Home News, Work News & The Selfish Pursuit

The good news is that I’ve done quite a lot of writing this week. The bad news is that Forgiving Zander isn’t finished yet. And the awesome news is that Mr Bear is going to bring fish and chips in for tea!

[Do you like my fishy drawing?]

Also, my dad now has a date for his procedure. He’s still feeling dizzy and whatnot, but hopefully when he has this done everything will feel much better and he’ll be well again.

Of course, there’s no telling how well he’ll be. All we can hope is that it’s much better than he is now. I mean, I’d rather like a future where he gets to walk me down the aisle and see any kids I may have.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Forgiving Zander, Parents & Planning Ahead

Holiday time! …Next week. And also a bazillion dentist appointments (I may go hide in a cupboard). It’s good timing, really. I’ve been making lots of progress with the writing of Forgiving Zander. It needs a bit of fleshing out, but the urge to steam on through is with me.

There’s also the fact that my dad’s quite ill. He’s basically been told in no uncertain terms that if he doesn’t have an operation then he could die because he has a narrowing of a heart valve. Anyway, he’s waiting for the date when that occurs and is taking medication in the meantime as well as avoiding doing anything too strenuous.

Hopefully the time off will allow me to see him a little bit more than usual.

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Book Merchandise, Birthdays & Time Off

Exciting news, guys! You can now purchase some merchandise from my online store! It’s a new little venture so that you guys can own pieces relating to the books.


As you can see, these are items that will be made to order. This one has a quote from Breaking Cadence and can also be purchased in a shade of pink! There are other pieces relating to other books too!

I know, I know… I’m using a lot of exclamation marks, but it’s exciting being able to create other things for my readers to see. Unfortunately, there won’t be a lot of earning from this merch, but it is nice to be able to give a little more to my readers.