I have neglected my blog lately but I have a good excuse, I’ve finished my first fiction novel, ‘Deadly Suspect’. Life has been hectic since the release of ‘Paranormal Intruder’ in December 2013. I’m still working full-time, bringing up a family, and writing in my spare time as well as trying to keep up with all the social media sites to promote my existing book.
It has taken me almost a year to write ‘Deadly Suspect’ but I’m very pleased with the final outcome. It’s nothing like Paranormal Intruder – but then again, how could it be? I had very little choice when it came to writing our true story. Writing fiction has been quite an eye opener and I’ve been like a child in a sweet shop choosing the characters I wanted to spend a year writing about. I have learned from my experiences and combined my knowledge in the paranormal and police to produce this book which I describe as a supernatural crime thriller.
I hope I have done my characters DC Jennifer Knight and her sidekick Will justice. I admit to having fallen in love with them a little over the last few months, which is not unusual given the considerable time they have spent occupying my head space! It’s coming near to the time where I let my little fledglings out into the world and it’s a nerve-wracking experience. I just hope my readers enjoy reading about their adventures with the supernatural as much as I enjoyed writing about them.
I would love to write a second edition of ‘Paranormal Intruder’ and add another chapter to bring it up to date. I also have lots of EVP sounds to go through and add to my site. I would love to pick up my podcast again and make some more episodes, as well as spending more time marketing and talking to people about my story. I also want to start plotting my next book, and of course market ‘Deadly Suspect’ when it hits the bookshelves. I guess I just have to be patient and do one thing at a time. I used to get quite stressed about not being able to get to everything done, and unfortunately I left my wonder woman cape back in Ireland on my last visit! I’ve managed to combat the stress by redecorating a room into a study for writing. The kids know it as my ‘quiet room’ so at least I get some peace while I write … for a little while anyway.
I get a lot of people asking me how things are now, and I have posted on my site to bring things up to date since the book was written. Activity has been sporadic. We often have weeks pass with no activity at all and then something odd occurs. Sometimes doors open and close by themselves or items move by themselves. It has been slightly more active recently but I put that down to us redecorating, it always provokes a reaction. To be honest Neil and I are so busy we don’t have a lot of thought to give to such things as we get on with our lives. You give your strength to something when you focus on it, so I’m focusing on much more positive things these days.
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