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Sunday, 31 July 2011


Checked my Kindle sales and had sold a copy of The Lies we Teach our Kids. Put the Time Code back on Smashwords as a separate unit. Kleeneze man who came the other day had read the first chapter of TCP. Middle child returned. Watched 3/4 of Thor.

Saturday, 30 July 2011


I have now started writing flash fiction pieces on Wattpad. Had 17 people read today's part so far. I have had over 200 people read the full Time Backwater book at Smashwords since yesterday. It is quite unfair really because other people put part works on and haven't been pulled up about it, but I have had to take mine off. The Job like experience still continues to bite at my heels.

Friday, 29 July 2011


Got an email off Smashwords to say I couldn't publish serialised stories with them and to take them off immediately. Also couldn't do part stories or advertise the Amazon links on the stories. I now have 1 complete Time Backwater book on Smashwords. I am going to have to put my flash fiction on Wattpad. Feel a little numb. I had put the first 7 chapters of The Crying Pennant on this morning and the Epilogue to the Time War, but had to take them off. I managed to write about half of a new flash fiction series Goblin Adventures. I will probably only do 2 or 3 stories a week to coincide with Writer's Wednesday and Short Story Saturday on Twitter. Then I will be able to concentrate on the main stories.

Thursday, 28 July 2011


I got a phone call from my eldest daughter asking me to stay at her house to wait for a parcel. while I was there I watched Young Churchill. Found out he got elected because of his fame as an escapee from a Boer prison camp. Got a couple of ideas, one for Krunk the Barbarian and the other for the epilogue. Did a spidergram about chronology stuff in the garden.

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

17 done

Finished part 17 of the Time War and was much more pleased with it. I went with my wife to one of her pupils and sat outside to work a little on GHW. Made one of the jokes work properly, wrote another page and a half.
When I got home added a little more to 17 and submitted it.

I tried to restore the DRP partition on my new hard drive before realising that it didn't have one. :(

I have started writing an epilogue to the Time War, if I finish it tomorrow I may publish it.

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Part 17

Wrote about 200 words of Time War 17. Felt a bit down and so found it hard to motivate myself. Managed to fix my monitor, a contact was arcing near the power source and I soldered it. Did about 5 spidergrams with ideas for part 17. Did them while drinking a coffee and eating a banana in the garden on the white table. Played Wofenstein ET. Did a bit of Twitter. I will print out what I have done and look at it again before I go to sleep.

Monday, 25 July 2011

The Time Backwater 16

I have nearly finished the Time War mini series. Part 16 was not as funny as I wanted. Did a little more of my dragon picture and sorted out a little more of my Twitter stuff.

Monday, 18 July 2011


Today was my 23rd wedding anniversary.

I managed to write nearly 500 words of The Time War 11.

Went out for a meal at Appleton-le-Street.

Saw some friends on the way back.

Sunday, 17 July 2011


Checked totals for people who read IPP Field Guide, Twittered and Tweeted.

Saturday, 16 July 2011

Guide, not manual

I typed up and wrote some more of the IPP Field Guide. Took a picture of a blank exercise book, put a logo and some lettering on. Half an hour after I had published it 100 people had read it!!! I have written two pages of the interdimensional part for next week.

Friday, 15 July 2011

The IPP time code field manual

Wrote the first half of The IPP time code field manual today in Sainsbury's cafe. The second half will be about interdimensional travel and its consequences on the time line. Managed to get part 10 of the time war on at about 3.15. About 75 people have looked at it so far.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

New York Gnome

I finished and uploaded the 8th part if Time War. I have written a smaller Time War 9 to put on early tomorrow morning. Managed to write another 2 pages of Ground Hog War and found a mistake in TTB 2 and corrected it on Wattpad. Had 18 people look at the first 5 TTB stories today.

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Novikov Compensator

Finished the 7th part of the Time War and published it on Smashwords. More people are reading it hooray!

Studied time travel theories on Wikipedia and have come up with the reason people take paradox pills is that they are a Novikov compensator. (In Time Cop people who meet themselves melt into each other if they touch, paradox pills stop the same people melting into each other, they are kept safe.) But they should have other properties as well like helping not to cause major paradoxes that a) destroy time and b) cause the destruction of the universe. Paradox pills also allow multiple travels in time to the same destination, (and allow multiple personas to exist in the same timeline if the 2nd/3rd etc creation continues to take them.)

Need to come up with the Time Code booklet for IDPP's.

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Precinct 13

Started to write the next part of The Time War. Am trying to decide upon 13 different races to inhabit it. Wrote about 350 words, decided to leave the rest until Monday. Am still pleased that about 100 people are reading it every day, but still a little sad that so few people are buying TCP.

Friday, 8 July 2011


Managed to create the fifth part of The Time War and get in onto Smashwords at about 1.30. The large uploads seem to have been sorted.

I was a bit disconcerted to find that downloads of the Flash Fiction were going down. Was it because I had mentioned Adam and Eve in the 3rd part? Then after checking how many people had visited today's page felt better upon seeing over 90 people had probably read it without downloading it. Just need more people to buy the books now instead of just reading the free stuff!

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Funny things

Two funny things have I seen today. One is an old dog, tied to a metal beam who looked like he was saying, "I can take you any time I want, I just don't feel like it right now." And the other was when I poured the cat biscuits into the cat bowl. Three of our cats stuck their heads in, before I was finished, and a pile of cat biscuits landed on their close together heads and stayed there.

Smashwords had to upload 1090 documents before mine yesterday. What is it going to be today? 2000? The Time War part 2 is now on and I have mentioned Patrick, my friend's tooth fairy disguised as a gnome. (Except that Myxlbat is a gnome pretending to be a fairy!)

And it rained on the way back from the bread shop. So I am typing in a damp T-shirt.

Tuesday, 5 July 2011


It took about an hour to update The Time War 1 yesterday on Smashwords. 700 files to be uploaded before mine. Started the next part and will finish the rest this afternoon.

Have been trying to get my Facebook friends to at least look at the FREE Flash Fiction.

Will the AOC fans come through for me? Or is my humour too nichey? (New word there, use it with care!)

Monday, 4 July 2011


Came up with a general storyline yesterday for a rogue gnome, called Mxylbat, creating minor paradoxes.

Sunday, 3 July 2011

Sunday morning

Taken wife to work. Found out first two chapters of The Crying Pennant have not uploaded onto Smashwords because 600 + books are being uploaded. (Are they being targeted by crackers?) The picture is on, the words are not. My funny short story in a different name has had 14 people read it!!! With no Twitter advertising!!!

Saturday, 2 July 2011

Did a little story

Did a short story but was unsure of whether to publish it along with the Time Backwater series. Published it under another name with no Twitter and 7 people have read it so far!

Now have 500 followers on Twitter but nobody seems to be re-Tweeting. How do you get re Tweeted? I have 4 re-Tweets, two are jokes. The jokes I am sending at the moment seem to have no effect. I am not getting to my target audience.