The Writer’s Journey
Writing a novel is a lot of blood sweat and tears (well, it is for me!). The process involves a lot of attention from myself and my developmental editor, Michelle Dunbar.
However, at the same time, those words on the page have come from my subconscious mind. A place that we know very little about (only that it’s there for our best interests, and sometimes it gets those best interests wrong). When you step back and think about that, it’s quite amazing really. How does a novel pop out of a place in our heads that we know little about, and become a story?
But enough navel gazing and on with my first blog for my author’s website. My novel, Disorder and Serfdom, focuses on a freemason group who control the UK from behind the scenes. They control the politicians, they control the media, and they control you.
As you can tell, I’m not a big fan of the power brokers who run our lives. There are a lot of facts that reinforce my unease with the life we being are spoon fed. I won’t bore you with the details, some of it stands up, some is just plain out there bonkers!
It’s just that when I analyse the world we live in, I see a lot of injustice, plenty of suffering and the people we elect to serve and protect us as being nothing but mere puppets for those who really run the planet (go and do your research!).
All of my doubts and cynicism arise through just looking at what’s happening in our world. It’s a strong gut feeling combined with asking questions like, ‘Do politicians really serve the public interest, or are they serving someone else?’ ‘Who runs the media, it’s not the people is it? So, are we getting a true context of what the media is trying to portray?’
You may think that by analysing my observations that I have strong left wing tendencies? Well, I actually have no political tendencies at all. Why? Because whoever you vote for, you’re getting hoodwinked and deceived with fake promises. Politicians will not improve your life.
Now, I know that it’s not easy trying to make your life better being born on the wrong side of the tracks. This is where politicians are meant to step in. But, unfortunately, as we all know that just won’t happen. There are token measures to pacify the many, but the measures on offer don’t go far enough. Phew, glad I got that off my chest, onward with the writer’s journey!
The writer’s journey is, for me anyway, like a metaphor for life. It’s full of twists and turns, that make you question yourself. It’s a test of your mental character, because believe me, the amount of times I had the urge to toss my manuscript into the waste paper bin was incredibly tempting.
But now here it is, available for all the public to read. Naturally massive doubts will arise. You know the usual paranoid, worrisome thoughts. ‘Is it any good?’ ‘Will the public take to it?’ ‘Does the plot hold up?’ But, as we know, doubting too much and pumping yourself full of dread serves no purpose. My philosophy is, just get the dam book out there and step back. Keep my mind occupied on other things. Eventually, I’ll get started on re-writing my second novel, which is themed around yet more conspiracy stuff!!
Yes, I’m totally paranoid. I walk around the streets wearing a trilby hat, with the brim of the hat pulled down at the front, a long Macintosh coat with the collar pulled up, and sun glasses to cover my deranged eyes (even though it’s not sunny!!).
Well, I think you have to be a little bit mad to write a novel considering all the effort that goes into it, with no guarantee of their being any reward from it. But here goes, some time in 2019 sees the debut of my novel: Disorder and Serfdom. I hope you all enjoy it (well, at least some of you!!).