Saturday, 15 September 2012

Gray Redemption is coming...

...but I don't have an exact date yet.  Since I stopped spending all day on Twitter I have made good progress, but I'm still only 40,000 words in, with plenty of the story still to write.  The good news is that my word count has shot up from around 100 a day to over 500, so I expect to have it ready for the first edit sooner rather than later.

I'll post updates here from time to time, but if you just want to be informed of the launch date, simply email alanmac at ntlworld dotcom with Gray Redemption in the subject line and I'll contact you a couple of days before Gray Redemption goes live on Amazon.

Right, off to get some more writing done...

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Something had to give…

…and unfortunately it’ll be Twitter.

Ever since I was half-way through writing Gray Justice I have been getting up at dark o’clock to get a few hundred words in before heading off to the day job.  When I get in from work I am immediately pounced upon by my beautiful twin girls as they demand some Daddy time, and once they’re in bed I get a little time to myself. 

Sadly, my recent participation on Twitter has seen me spending my mornings thanking people for their tweets the previous evening, and when I get in from work I am back on the laptop to thank them for the tweets while I was at the office.  This is time I should be spending with my family, and I realise now that I have been neglecting them. It’s also time I had put aside to do my writing, and I just cannot continue to maintain all three.

That is why I will be cutting down my Twitter time to the bone.

I have auto-tweets scheduled in for the next 100 or so days, both for me and some of my friends, and they will continue to go out. I also have the Twitter app on my mobile and will retweet when I’m out and about, but with such a small screen and my clumsy, chipolata fingers, that’s all I can manage.  Replies to tweets and DMs are out of the question.

I’m going to miss my Twitter evenings a hell of a lot, but I hope you realise the need to spend more time with my family, and I’m sure those of you waiting for Gray Redemption will be glad that I’ll be devoting more time to it.

I’m going to allow myself a couple of hours one evening a week to catch up with my Twitter friends, and I will get emails when a DM is sent, so if you need anything that can’t wait, let me know with a private message. 

 Thanks for understanding.

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