New year, new website

January 20, 2018

2017 was my lowest sales year, so my focus in 2018 is to try an ensure that last year will remain my "worst year" and I don't have any worse.


With three football stories out there, it's about time I completed my non-football story "Amy Pineapple".


I have a fourth Leah story almost finished, but want to be in a position where I can fund the price of the illustrations for it from book sales rather than the wages from my day job.


So, a new year begins and I resolved to "write every day".


Yeah right!


Spent the first weeks of January getting back into the swing of things at work - five day weeks are awkward after all those short weeks that contain Bank Holidays ;)


Then, procrastinated by redesigning the website, though that was much needed!


Hopefully it's now easier to follow and, hopefully once I get people visiting they'll be more tempted to pick up the Leah stories or my poetry book Recollections of You.


As I have self-published my books, I'm not in any book shops like Waterstones or WH Smith, so I rely heavily on people finding my books through the Guardian article they did before the 2014 World Cup, or through my twitter and instagram posts (which I don't do as often as I should - and have improved in the new year so far).


So, now it's time to crack on with writing (why not procrastinate further by writing a blog about writing more books?)


Leah and the New Generation is almost done, while Amy Pineapple is ready to be improved (again).


I've got a pre-February half term deal on at the moment, if you use the code FEBHALFTERM when buying through my website Shop.


If I can sell all those books in the picture, I might start believing I am a writer again and may get the confidence to finish off partially-finished projects!


Happy new year!




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