Well, the last time I wrote a blog, it was the summer of 1966. I remember it well. Eusebio was the talk of the World Cup, and England had a football team. In fact, I think we won the World Cup that year, didn't we? Those were the days! I was thirteen - give or take a few inches. You had a choice of televisions - as long as you chose black and white, you could play footie in the street without getting run over by 4x4s, and you could eat sugar butties without being taken into care. Anyway, enough about my deprived childhood. The real reason I'm here, is to tell you about my new book - Dark Shadows (Josiah Dark #3). I think it's quite good, but the proof will be in the reading.
That's not the least of it though! Oh no! Not by a long stretch, not by a long walk off a short pier, not by my chinny-chin-chin. In the time it's taken me to complete this bloggy page, I've written another book. WHAT! I know! Call me a sucker for punishment, but there it is. Well no, it's not there - it's here: Wings of the Dawn (Parish & Richards #22). And here:
So, now I'm busy with my next book 'The Serial Killer's Apprentice' (Edge #1), and I have the urge to finish my Science Fiction book: 'Time's Arrow'. We'll see! One of the things I've noticed is that I think I can do more than I can. I think that's also is a throwback to my deprived childhood. My mother used to say that my eyes were bigger than my belly, and she was a wise woman for sure. Having said that, I don't think that particular saying applies anymore, because I have a bit of a belly, but my eyes have stayed the same size - go figure! Anyway, there was a time when I could put in a good 18 hours of work a day and then some, but now, with the passage of time, I find I need lots of sleep, and my head turn to mush if I try to work past eight o'clock at night. Getting old is about as much fun as an enlarged prostate. So, listen. I'll try not to leave it so long next time, but one thing I've noticed about this writing game is that it's addictive. Once I'm in the zone . . .
Hi, I'm Tim Ellis - I write a lot and I hope you enjoy what I write.