… makes all the difference. I can’t put it any more plainly or eloquently than this.
As indie authors, we don’t have the power of a publishing house or the clout of a marketing team behind us. What we do have is wonderful and passionate readers – and each review they leave is that extra sparkle that makes the next sentence that much easier to write.
Please take a moment, if you’ve read my work, to leave stars and a review over at Amazon and on GoodReads. I appreciate every last one of them.
Now – back to writing!
Sounds like this is going to be an expose into the dark underbelly of storytelling, no? Alas, although that’s a great idea for a post and a story unto itself, this is a shoutout to the event I’m taking part in next year.
The Darker Side Of Fiction takes place in October 2017, in Peterborough England, hosted by the superb Hourglass Events, who have mounted two previous book signings in the UK and are second to none when it comes to events hosting. Just take a look at my entourage for their event in Leeds in March 2016…
The Darker Side Of Fiction is focussing on darker genres, from horror, supernatural and thrillers to crime and mysteries, to sci-fi and fantasy. There’ll be a whole host of authors coming along and a wide variety of styles on display. Tickets will be going on sale very soon, so get on over to their Facebook page and join the group here, to stay up to date with news, lineups, offers, competitions, takeovers, and meet some great new people in the process.
I’ll be bringing a selection of new work to the event, including my novel CAVALIER’S KISS, a dark thriller set in the world of elite crime and assassins. There’ll be other things that aren’t announced yet – I’d best get tip-tapping those keys…
Okay, so this is a blog, and it’s four years old, and it’s empty. It’s empty because I just emptied it, in the gentlest scorched-earth campaign possible. Click-click and the posts are gone.
A reminder that it’s your blog’s fourth birthday is a strange one, because if I had a child that I’d neglected for four years, I imagine I’d be in a great deal more trouble. As is, I took a look at what was on the blog, at the clutter and the trashed posts, at the stats, and figured it was time to start again and do something decent with this little slice of cyberspace.
If that ‘decent’ is merely regularly writerly waffle, sharing poetry and prose old and new, then so be it. I don’t do that nearly enough in the long form, and there’s only so much you can truly fit into 140 characters or a Facebook post. This blog has been a few things, and has seen an evolution in content, and certainly in my journey as a writer, and as a person. I’m who I am today. I’m who I was four years ago still, of course, but priorities change, goals change, passions change. And so too, will the blog change. It’ll be a little more straightforward, a little more no-frills, free of silly widgets. Leaner and meaner, as they say. I’ll share poetry. I’ll share news and excerpts. I’ll share things I love. I’ll muse like my life depended on it.
I’ve been thinking a lot about digital footprint lately, in terms of output, content and the people who read it.
That would be you. Yes, you. I really rather dig you. So, forgive my negligence, and I send my humblest thanks and richest love for sticking with me, for perusing my poetry, for picking up my books, for having me in your life. It’s an honour, and has been from day one.
So let’s start this again.
Hello. I’m Cam. I’m a writer.