A Confession

Much of my writing time now seems to be spent in keeping up with the three ongoing series that I want to write more novels in for one reason or another. However, I do step off the merry-go-round from time to time, and this is theoretically one of the times, because as I did last …

Alternate Title(s)

Because I can see the end in sight for Pitkirtly XXIV, I've decided to procrastinate a bit by writing this post. It's not so much that I don't want it to end as that now that I think I've worked out a solution, I no longer need to go through all the steps to get …

Muddling Through

The River Ness in Inverness As mentioned in my New Year post, I've been focussing on the completion of my two unfinished novels, and I'm happy to say I've actually got to the end of both of them, more or less. Because 'The Elusive Widow' is longer and therefore will probably be harder to edit, …

Changes of Mind

This afternoon I published the latest of my Pitkirtly Mysteries to Amazon and Smashwords. As I write this, it should already be visible on the Smashwords site, which happens almost instantly, but the time it takes to appear on other sites always varies depending on the review process of the various online bookshops. It's entitled …

Summer Update

This seems like a good time for an update on my writing projects, as, after quite a lot of months of writing about 1,000 words every morning, I am about to have a short break to go away for the weekend on a train (actually 8 separate trains in all since my journey from Scotland …

The Identity Illusion

THE IDENTITY ILLUSION – Pitkirtly Mysteries 22 Pitkirtly XXII has now been published. Thanks to anyone who has already got hold of a copy. This is the 22nd novel in the Pitkirtly Mysteries series, set in a small fictitious town on the south coast of Fife which is definitely not Culross, though quite close to …

Towards the Endgame

At lunchtime today I reached the 50,000 word mark in 'Pitkirtly XXII' (still no title but don't panic - I've always managed to work something out before publishing, up to now anyway). This is significant because by this stage in a novel I almost always have a good idea of how it's going to end, …