It also coincided with the writing of the final paragraph of my latest book, Celtic Skeletons, an event long past its due date thanks entirely to continual and inexcusable procrastination on the part of the author.
There was nothing wrong with the previous website; it looked good and, with occasional tweaking, did sterling service for several years.
But the world keeps turning and with it comes a change of focus and a different outlook. The more concise, less wordy and slimmed down website reflects these gradual changes.
More time will now be spent on writing and less on editing. But I will still be here for those who ask for help with their written projects; to do so is a pleasure, not a chore.
Flick through the website and you will see two blank spaces on the Books page. These are meant to be filled by cover illustrations of “works in progress” – a phrase full of high optimism and good intentions.
By today typing The End on the final page of Celtic Skeletons at least half that aim is nearing fruition. Now it’s over to Design for Writers – who did such a good job on my crime fiction books – to do all the formatting and other technical stuff to complete the job.
Expect to see it out there sometime around June. Heck! that’s only a month away.
Meanwhile, there are rumours afoot that grumpy old Bromo (he’s not really that old) has been prodded into some sort of action. The grapevine has it that he has even been coerced into returning to home turf (but only after he insisted on flying business class) to provide a less than fully official helping hand to a troublesome issue causing death and havoc in rural England.
And you know just how much he loves being more than a hundred steps from the source of a decent long black.
Plus there’s the nagging problem of how long-time squeeze, the ever loyal Liz Shapcott, is going to react.
Despite that, he might yet come good and live to tell the tale … and that other space on the Books page will no longer remain blank.