Blackwatertown the book and Blackwatertown the blog have both come good this week.
A while ago Kerry View told me to hurry up and “finish the damn book. I promised to get it!”
Just the other day Tony Schaab asked, “Is your novel completely written?”
The answer is – Yes. Blackwatertown the book is complete. It has reached the finish. (I’m proofreading the text.)
Thanks also to the others who say they enjoy reading what I write, that they want to see more, and that they want to buy the book. I’m talking about the people in this lovely bunch: the Systematic Weasel, Jake Kale, Polo, Chen, Andy, valerievans, Charles Dickens London, James Digby, JCRB, Nigel Good, Helen Trokara and Heather J of Age 30+ A Lifetime of Books. Apologies if I’ve left anyone out.
That excerpt is here.
There is more information on the story and on me – here.
I’m now looking for an agent. So if you know any, let me know.
Blackwatertown the blog has been going for a few months now and has also reached its own milestones.
The visitor count made it to 10,000 this week. Thank you very much to all regular visitors – like Baino, Tony and Bas, to all occasional passers-by and to any accidental blow-ins. You are all welcome.
The comment count is now well past 300. I appreciate your contributions.
For the Fainthearted was the first blog to link here. It was a great encouragement. Thanks Ian.
I also thank, and commend to you these other sites that link here – The Little Pinch of Salt, Bobballs, Stan Burridge, Cultural Snow, Head Rambles, Malachi O’Doherty, Snap, Crackle and Scribble, The Comely Banking Crisis, Exile Imaging, Life in China and other stories and Tońy Zimńoch. Thanks for sending people my way.
Writing can be a solitary occupation, plagued with self doubt. I have progressed so far only thanks to you and store-brand bags of jelly babies.
More news on agents and publishing when I have it.
Next time, less gushing about wonderful you all are. Instead, I’ll tell you about the woman who fell at my feet the other night. (Hint: It’s not a romantic story.)