Sharing the first 10 pages of my new novel, In the Vast and Boundless Deep, which is going into a more detailed editing process soon.
“for a long time you wouldn’t feel anything, and then you’d burst into fire, forever. and the angels wouldn’t help you, because they’ve all gone away.”
Based on two different stories about my paternal great grandfather, Robert Baillie. He was a coachman in Paisley, where my family are from. When William “Buffalo Bill” Cody brought his show to the UK in 1887, some of his horses were stabled at my great grandfather’s place.
Since the beginning of this year, I have been working on a new full length novel project. Today I completed the first draft of what is currently being titled In the Vast and Boundless Deep. This draft is about 29,000 words long, which is shorter than my target, but came to an end at what felt like the right place. And there’s a great deal in there to expand upon
Does crap get self-published? Of course. But take a look at the shelves of commercial mainstream fiction. How much of that is garbage? This isn’t even a remotely valid rebuff to self-publishers any more. It’s straight up bullshit. If your work is good, has value, it will find its audience.
So I am going to be self-publishing my short novella, The Gift Garden in February 2017. There are many reasons why I’m doing this, but I don’t want to go into all that right now (I more than likely will in a future post).