Introducing ‘Drip Feed’, a thriller set in London and Brighton, UK and visiting who knows where along the way.
It’s a working title and the cover image is just something I threw together for this project. I’m sure it will all get changed before it’s finished, but you’ve got to start somewhere.
It’s roughly plotted out, the main characters are in place and the first three chapters are written. So far, I’m liking it! I’m sure I’ll go back and kill a lot of my babies later but that’s just natural revision.
Charlie Hughes, a cynical, womanising paparazzi with a weakness for dark eyes and long legs, witnesses some strange goings-on in a public toilet in London.
His misguided curiosity and insatiable desire for a scoop involve him with the beautiful but damaged Frances Harper. She is on a one-woman quest to avenge the loss of all she holds dear and in so doing an alarming amount of the city’s low-life sex predators seem to be ending up dead.
She leads him into a world where women are commodities, everything is for sale and, at the whim of one sociopathic man, life can get very unpleasant indeed – usually just before it’s snuffed out.
Could this be the start of a beautiful partnership? Or will he end up as just another one of her toe-tagged statistics?
During past attempts I’ve run out of steam, inspiration and persistence but this time it’s going to be fundamentally different, I’m going to work on it under the full glare of public scrutiny. That’s you, dear reader.
Of course, I’m not going to be giving away all its secrets, but I will be publishing some extracts here as I go along and sharing with you the ups and downs encountered in the long and hard process of creating and self-publishing your first novel.
With the knowledge and guidance gleaned from other authors, editors and self-publishers – whose blogs and websites will be featured as I find them – I aim to do it all myself. From the writing, to the editing, to the formatting, to designing the cover, to the publishing and marketing.
A mammoth task, I think you’ll agree, but it’s not impossible, as other authors have proved. With support and understanding from those closest to me and, I sincerely hope, encouragement and constructive comments from friends and followers met along the way, I think it will be a wild and exhilarating ride.
Links to these will be appearing below to make life easy for you to keep up with progress. So please join me, bookmark this page and let’s see where it takes us…