Biting the Bullet

There are a dozen reasons why it’s taken me nearly 20 years to do this, and another dozen to explain why I’m doing it now – but they’re both long stories and this is kind of a long story already.

Its working title is – has always been – Khamsin.

It’s a novel about culture shock – about a strange person, in a strange place, asking for an agenda that no-one has to give.

It’s a novel about the implacable strength of blind faith – about believing you’re right when the rest of the world knows you’re wrong.

It’s a novel about microcosm and memory – about how who you are is made up from everything you’ve been.

More than anything, it’s a novel about passion – about how it can drive you screaming round the edges of insanity… and about what happens when you lose it.

Don’t get me wrong, it’s genre fiction and while I harbour boundary-pushing ambitions, I have a long way to go. Again.

The link is here.

If you’d like the explanation, you’ll find it in the footnote.

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  1. Absolutely brilliant! Not at all the kind of thing I normally read but I was hooked and intrigued from the start. I’m really looking forward to reading the rest of it as you work through the re-write.

  2. Thank you – for your time, feedback and comment. You and many others on Twitter have been so responsive that it’s taken me completely aback. Should have done this a long time ago!

  3. well, it is much more… we’re going to face some khamsins soon in Tel Aviv. Sometimes the only solution is to propose to the central air-condition and hope it’ll say yes…

  4. Followed here from a HuskyPup tweet. Nice stuff. Have started to read your blogged novel. Sounding good.I’m not really a Sci-Fi fan, but I do like a good read, regardless of genre. I hope to keep coming back to it as time permits. Best of luck with it.It reminds me slightly of a friend of mine’s blog, Amorlia, which I point you to now. For inspiration.I only wish I had the drive to do more writing instead of finding any excuse to not do it, apart from the day job :)Anyway, I’m rambling and you don’t know me! I’ll shut up now.purplesimon out…

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