Titles…

After a brief dalliance with the title “Requital of Innocents” and following on from a very informative and illuminating writing course, my book (should it ever get finished!) will revert back to its original title. Welcome back “The Kerning“. The feedback received from my course tutors has given me the confidence to reinstate the themes…

Chapter 5 is coming! But, then, so too is Christmas.

You will recall my struggle with Chapter 4 and its subsequent change to Chapter 5. Yes? Well, you’ll be pleased to know that Chapter 5 is coming along and, despite being busy elsewhere (work, family shenanagins, book review obligations, general loafing around, etc) will soon be here. Hoorah!!! You all exclaim. With any luck, it’ll…

“DON’T PANIC”, Lab Rats. “Don’t Panic”.

Just in case any of The Lab Rats are pondering where the next instalment of my book was, I can assure you all that it is soon to be released. “Soon” being a fairly ambiguous time frame, though. You may recall an earlier blog post where I indicated that Chapter 4 was being a pesky…

Chapter 4…..Is it really needed?

After last weeks barnstorming, rip-roaring, whirling Dervish start to my novel, I’ve hit that bit where I cannot clearly see the next bit of the story. That’s right, I am ashamed to admit, but Chapter 4 (aka The Fourth Chapter) is proving to be an awkward little scamp; how do I get from A to…

The Lab Rats.

Heck. Is it only 10 days (and 30 plus years) since I decided to write the next great American novel? Doesn’t time whizz by when you’re busy? My Lab Rats will this morning be opening their inboxes and eagerly devouring the third chapter (that’s three chapters AND a prologue – so technically FOUR chapters) of…

Vibes. And positive ones at that.

Whadya know? My “Taste Test Team” have reported back with their initial views on the first two chapters of my *ahem* great novel. (Or, short story. Anyway, at worst, two chapters). We already know that you are well informed, highly educated and intelligent folk. After all, you read The Moustachioed Reader (possible name change to…

They’re a bit like buses.

Well, hot on the heels of Monday’s very first chapter, guess what loped across the finishing line yesterday. You’ve guessed it (you are very clever followers of this blog, only the best followers for The Moustachioed Reader – should that be changed to The Moustachioed Reader/Writer?) “Chapter Two” is here. A bit like buses these…

First chapter written.

I have now written the first chapter of my book. Well, I say chapter, it’s two pages long. Three pages if I cheat and increase the size of the type. It may never get to be a book; it might only progress as far as a short story. Heck, it might never get beyond one…