At this point in the writing my survivors of humanity had been “ingested” by the approaching ship (Charybdis)and were enduring their first real test. Some people were dying while others were rising magnificently to the challenge. They couldn’t afford to lose any member if their crew and any death is a tragedy, but something wonderful was about to happen – I couldn’t wait to see it develop under my pen!
When I was writing ‘An End of Beginnings’ I sometimes did little sketches & paintings to help me visualise the scenes I was working on. Here is an early picture of the ship that eventually became known as the Auchliffe in the finished novel…
Back in 2008 I had to abandon a blog I was running on LiveJournal when it was targeted by spammers. I then stopped keeping a blog for a few years in order to concentrate on developing my fiction writing skills. By 2010 I started running a small writer’s website on my own domain (‘russellweb.org.uk’) and for the past 5 years I have maintained a blog there, written by hand in straight css/HTML. It was becoming too time consuming to maintain that blog and in early ’16 I shifted my blogging to Facebook.
What I didn’t realise was that family & friends would get confused about my intentions with Public posts that were intended as my blog record, versus Private posts that were intended for them. So…in order to try and resolve that small problem I’ve decided to give WordPress a try!
So far, so good – WP feels like a good platform and I’m looking forward to sharing news and ideas from my writer’s life here – hope you all like it!