And furthermore, it’s had to wait until seven o’clock on a Saturday morning on the last day of Greenwich Mean Time, a time when you’d expect most creative artists to be away with the fairies – but then I always preferred to get up early and have a siesta in the afternoon, all afternoon if I could help it.
What’s happened since last I was here? First and foremost, I have at last had my Christian faith confirmed, which is more important than anything. Set your mind on the things that are above, not on the things which are upon the earth (Colossians 3:2).
Don’t take that as meaning I’m not doing anything upon the earth! Let me here give a plug to quarterreads.com first for publishing five of my short stories, but also for their general principle of allowing authors to publish online and make a small income from doing so. I’m tired of the way that writing, unless you’re an A list novelist or a snotty tabloid hack, is treated as a form of voluntary work.
I also my plan to publish my new ebook DAVE:THE DRUMMER’S TALE on Kindle in the week to come – just let me get the cover sorted out. The title, I hope, is self-explanatory – Dave is the drummer in a rock power trio, and the book tells the tale of the recording of their first album from his point of view: plenty of rock minutiae, plenty of ego, plenty of conflict, plenty of bad language I’m afraid, but I have to be realistic.
Meanwhile, @Seetuit1Joe is still going strong – 140 characters seems to have become my comfort zone, even when it comes to my politics, which was one of the reasons for me setting up this blog. But I shall try to think of something worthwhile to say here before the May 7 election.