Monthly Archives: March 2012
Oh, God, how can we stop it? I’ve just been watching The Daily Politics in which they discussed the new planning reforms. Well, which do you think we need most – executive housing or the British countryside?
‘Affordable housing’ doesn’t come into it. They’re not interested in giving poor people somewhere nice to live, it’s about enriching developers, many of them foreign who can’t possibly give a toss about our country.
I love the countryside. I love writing about it. My first novel DEADLY NEVERGREEN and any subsequent ones will be set in soil not concrete. But how long before it’s just a myth?
I’ve signed every petition going. I wouldn’t baulk at direct action. I’m one of a majority – most of us want to stop these new planning laws. So can’t we get together and do it? It’s OUR countryside, not the politicians’. Time they remembered they’re there to administer our wishes, not rule us. Otherwise they can move over and we’ll govern ourselves through referendum. We’re more than capable, unlike them.
For weeks I’ve been putting off writing my first blog. In order to put it off for a few more minutes, I’ve just cut my hair into a fringe and made such a mess of it that penance is called for. Or in other words, blogging.
My reluctance springs from the fear that, with the whole world blogging, no one will read it. As a writer I want to be read. That’s the reason for this blog – to ask you if you’ll read my first novel, DEADLY NEVERGREEN. It’s a crime novel set on the Isle of Wight and will be published by endaxipress.com later this year. As soon as I have the exact date I’ll let you know.
‘You’ -now that I’ve used the word I feel as if I’m writing to a human being and not a black hole in cyber-space. I’ve got a reader. So, dear reader, if you like crime novels that are also a social commentary (that sounds a bit pompous but don’t be put off); if you can accept sex and bad language as par for the course (lightened, I hope, with humour); are willing to travel from the squalor of London to the mystery of rural England, then why not give DEADLY NEVERGREEEN a try? You won’t be disappointed because it was written for you.
Well, that was so pleasant, I think I’ll write another one of these blogs next week. By then my hair should have grown three millimetres. See you, LJ
A blog about the creation of Deadly Nevergreen(a thriller with more than a touch of the paranormal) . . . and anything else that occurs to mind . . . .