No, this post isn’t about authors who are big-headed, although ego does fit loosely into the equation. This post contains a message that I think all aspiring authors need to hear. If you’ve kept up with recent posts then you’ll know that I’m submitting my novel, Seas of Vengeance, to publishers and agents. I’ve already … Continue reading Living the Dream Part 20 (Vanity)
It’s been a good long while since I offered an update on my writing. It’s been a good long while since I posted anything! I’m back now and I intend to stay for as long as I have material to write and publish. I think a break to collect new ideas is probably necessary in … Continue reading Living the Dream Part 18 (Seas of Change)
The more astute of you will have noticed my absence in recent times. I’ve not quit blogging. I’d never just walk away without saying something first. No, I’ve been focussing all of my writing efforts on editing Revenge on the Spanish Main (aside from a short handwritten non-fiction story I penned recently that I plan … Continue reading Living the Dream Part 17 (Words Aren’t Flesh)
It finally happened. After a long, long time of waiting, I recently started my new job. It’s great to finally be back in work after my longest ever stint of unemployment. Having to watch the pennies like a hawk had become somewhat tedious. I’m just over a week into the job and it’s just been … Continue reading Living the Dream Part 16 (Work-Life Balance)
Welcome to an impromptu edition of Living the Dream. There’s a very good reason why I’m slipping this one in. It’s done. Editing for the first instalment of my series of novels is finally complete… at least the third round of editing is anyway. What makes this round of editing so special compared to the … Continue reading The Escapades of William Hart–A Living the Dream Exclusive!
If you’ve been (un)fortunate enough to read my fiction work then you’ll notice that I have a penchant for including dialogue between my characters. Let’s face it; a story that includes more than one character and doesn’t feature dialogue is both rare and frankly weird. While it’s entirely feasible to tell a story of two … Continue reading Living the Dream Part 14 (Dialogue)
In recent times I’ve been postulating over what it is people are generally looking for in a blog. When you get the urge to read what somebody has posted, are you looking for something in particular or is it more to do with the person who wrote it? In the case of the latter, I … Continue reading Paul.E.Bailey’s World – What Are You Looking For?
In the past week or two my inner novelist has been threatening to burst from within me. I’m getting a real massive urge to work on my big project, The Escapades of William Hart, again. The first instalment, Revenge on the Spanish Main, still needs touching up on the terminology front, but I began working on … Continue reading Paul.E.Bailey’s World – Living the Dream Part 10 (Novelist’s Itch)
Of late I’ve been really struggling to come up with a theme for this particular blog series. Those who have been keeping up with Living the Dream will know that it centres around my past, present and future as a reader and writer and has encompassed many themes that centre around all of those things. … Continue reading Paul.E.Bailey’s World – Living the Dream Part 8 (For the Love)
I love New Year. I love it in an ironic way. I love the cringeworthy end of year reviews people do as posts on Facebook and the like. I purposely avoided reading most such things here on WordPress as I often don’t buy into the whole ‘new year, new me’ time for self-reflection thing. I think … Continue reading Paul.E.Bailey’s World – Five Memorable Things That Happened In 2016