Merry Christmas & Happy New Writing

 

Three months ago, my horror-story-of-mass-proportions work in progress, 25000 words in, came to an abrupt stop. The yuletide rush had begun, my busiest editing time of the year, and from then until now, my entire writing time would be devoted to editing novels ready for Christmas release. My WIP was still there though, in my head, simmering and

cheers!

cheers!

bubbling and spewing the occasional golden geyser as I edited from genre to genre, ticking the boxes of commercial convention. My WIP was cooking, I realised, slow-cooking, and perhaps trying to change into something different. Sometimes, instead of golden geysers the sly old muse would throw up doubt, questions, opinions from another level. This is the story you always wanted to write, right? Then change the voice, alter the style, don’t do commercial, do YOU! Don’t hold back, tell it like it is. And so on. And on, and on. And now I’m feeling different about my WIP. Not that the 25000 words down are crap, no, not that at all… just that there’s a different way… a way that might just actually make the story I always wanted to write, my mark, into an unforgettable story of literary greatness.

But then again I’m not at all convinced I can pull that off. Can I compare someone’s sparking nerves as being like `forks in a microwave`, Mr Mitchell? Can I? I don’t know. Maybe it’s because my day job sees me reading commercial fiction in every genre and the conventions are sticking within me like neural guideposts, or maybe it’s because I haven’t got the balls/skill to really nail that elusive jump in voice from commercial storytelling to minimalistic yet mind-blowing wordsmithery. I don’t know. But what I do know is that the enforced three-month hiatus has done wonders for the WIP, has brought a few real gems from the simmering pot, and in the new year when I can once again devote one day per week to it, my story will be better than before. Whether I’ll have the balls to shove cutlery in the pinger, I don’t know, but I’ll have fun trying.

So, this year’s writing tip is take a step back, a break, allow your words to cook while you do/write something different and the resulting gems and metamorphosis might surprise you.

May your Christmas be fun and your new writing prosperous.

Up yer bum!

Johnny.

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Just Writing

Just Writing

sat all afluff a plump chump on his horse
grinning aloof for the writing of course
nets filled, gathered at speed
delighted with the merrytoed easeI thank you!
but the rain came thicker than who would know
hidden beasts bicker outside and in
scrumple it, fill the bin
eject erase reject you are
hammers down knives slash truth hurts bah
get moving and shaking and keeping ajar
the forests clear, seas ebb, grains be seen
bingo sings atop the toil
and dawn floods the truth does hurt for some
not merry not sherry not lingo savvy
truth claims
truth wins
just writing

Kimi’s Fear proofs are here!

They smell delicious…

sexy

 Don’t they look handsome together… handsome, yes

 Paperback coming soon!

Kimi’s Fear … coming soon!

Take a look at the fab cover for Kimi’s Fear. It is the first time JD Smith has ever stretched a greylian’s head or created the greylian’s trademark cupcake smile, but heck she’s done a fine job.

 

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It’s Good News Week

BONG! 

My new website is up and running: http://www.johnhudspith.co.uk/

Thanks to http://www.jdsmith-design.co.uk/   for such an amazing job.

BONG!

I’ve watched the new trailer for Kimi’s Fear… thanks to Oliver Martin at mybooktrailer.com for such a frightening production. Oliver is applying the final tweaks before I can show the world.

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BONG!

Kimi’s Fear returned from the proof reader and even he, a self-confessed cantankerous, hard-to-please old git, liked the story. Yay!!

BONG!

JD Smith Design is also taking care of the formatting and has undertaken the task of creating just the right cover.

(for squeezing greylian heads and giving them cupcake smiles…I thank you!)

BONG!

Kimi’s Secret has been recommended to Awesome Indies. Yay!

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And to top all that I’ve just received a lovely handwritten letter:

Dear John,

My husband Tony purchased Kimi’s Secret, knowing it would appeal to my sense of imagination and adventure. I thought I would let you know that I enjoyed the book immensely. It came to mind you could be the next J K Rowling. I also think the story could be made into a very exciting film.

I wish you all the best with further literature.

Yours Sincerely, Jane F.

And Finally…

All I want now is to sell the rights to Disney. C’mon Disney – I’m waiting!

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They say that I tell it like Stephen King

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the Horror of Hammer

the brashness of Burton

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