Updates and Appreciation

Well, I’m slowly getting back into writing my novel – one or two paragraphs at a time.  Not exactly astounding progress but better than the standstill I’d reached.  Hopefully it will improve.  A recent visit to my doctor has resulted in a change in dosage of one of the medications I’m on.  It means much lower pain levels – bliss!  Unfortunately, they do tend to knock me out, too, so less time for writing.  Over all, though, I’m feeling more inclined to write.  I think that comes out as a gain.

I’ve been amazed at the success of my last ebook, Thief, and it’s really good news as I had other stories featuring some of the same characters/places in mind.  In fact, I’ve almost completed a kind of prequel story.  More news on that will follow when I publish the ebook.  All I’ll say about it for now is that I hope that it pleases those readers who enjoyed Thief.

Visitor map

Visitor map

I’m staggered by the increase in the number of kind folk who have shown an interest in what I’m getting up to.  The numbers of Twitter “followers” and Facebook page “likers” have increased enormously since the beginning of this year.  As to this blog, the number of visitors from launch in February to 31st December 2012 was 651.  At the last count, since 1st January 2013, the number of visitors was at 645!  That’s a huge increase!  Visitors have come from all over the world.  I thank you all for your kind attention.  I am trying very hard to interact more with many of you, through Twitter, Facebook and blog follows.  Naturally, like many of you, there are often times when I become engrossed in writing, or Life gets rather complicated, and I neglect my online activities.  I’m sure you all understand.  If I seem less than attentive, you have my apologies.

If there is anything lacking in the progress of the last two months, it’s a dearth of reviews and comments.  Obviously, I would love to receive reviews of my ebooks, through either Smashwords or Goodreads.  Such things make a big difference not only to how successful a book is, but also to the motivation to continue writing.  As to comments, I would be very pleased to hear from readers of this blog, on any post made.  Such interaction is heartening, to say the least.

Be well and safe, all.

~ Steve

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About Steve

An author since the age of 13 years, writing again dominates my activities. My "Imagineer-ing" blog is my primary site. Also: Beginner knitter since November 2010. Favourite knitting techniques: cable and lace. Beginner cross stitcher. Beginner jewellery maker. With the promotion of self publication and all the other work that has been going on here, Dad decided around 2am this morning (22/11/2013) that it was time to begin his next adventure. He was seen off earlier the previous evening by myself, my brother, my sister in law, and my sister, as well as his wife (our mum), and an enigmatic being known only as A Lorraine. After this time of story telling, laughing, crying, joking and mickey taking, we saw how tired both mum and dad were, and we decided to leave them under the (sometimes) gentle care of The Lorraine. When Dad found the timetable for his travels, he let Mum know gently, which woke her from her drowsing, then, with the same gentleness he showed in this universe, he boarded his favourite mode of transport, the Interdimensional Steam Train, and set off with a smile and a wave. For those of us closest, that smile was a reminder that his pain has ended, and the wave, an indicator that he will pop in to all those that knew him, from time to time. Usually at the most inconvenient and in opportune moments he can. While we are sad that he is no longer here, we are happy he now has no pain, and is experiencing more extraordinary things that his writers mind will be frantically weaving into a new story. Posted by Son Damien

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