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About the Author
So hey there, what happens when you just struggle and struggle to finish a story you were so passionate about a few months ago.
I love my characters – Ella is as feisty as ever and Roman is still the complex dreamboat he always was but maybe I’ve fallen out of love with them. They’ve done everything, I’ve split them up, put them back together, changed things around, added family drama but maybe it’s time I retired them and worked on something new?
I know that half of this angst is due in part to people not reading the stories like they once did. It’s hard to get new readers when you’ve developed the fan fiction characters beyond the scope of the original character, even harder getting people to relate to it.
I’ve just written a chapter that should have been fun but each word felt like I was pulling teeth! Hard, complex, difficult. That’s been how it is to write these days. And without writing, I’m sitting here, kind of broken. Kind of lost. Very alone.
So, do I finish the dang* story or just move on?
Also, NanoWriMo, the write a novel in a month challenge, is fast approaching and so far I’ve failed at every attempt. I remember writing two full novel length stories consecutively inside three months and I just want to get back a little bit of that creative juice. My head is buzzing with ideas and I jot down bits and pieces but nothing sparks my interest long enough to develop it into a story.
I’m pretty sure I want to write.
I enjoy writing (for the most part).
But, am I done?
This is something that should be passed on!
Very few people who know anything about the NHS would dispute the fact that Jeremy Hunt is the most unfit and damaging Health Secretary in history.
For most, it’s a relief when Hunt does one of his frequent vanishing acts – usually when there’s a crisis he’s created. When he does surface, it’s generally to insult, outrage and exasperate those who work in the NHS and those who care about it, with some nonsensical or spout frank untruths about what’s left of our nation’s greatest treasure.
Given Hunt’s recent rebuke for his utterly fallacious claim that the Tories had brought in thirty thousand additional people to work in mental health since they took office in 2010 – when the real number was fewer than seven hundred – you’d expect a little humility from anyone with any integrity.
Not so with Hunt – instead, he’s decided cocky and smug is…
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John Nicholl – A Mind To Kill
Date Published: August 5, 2017
John Nicholl, an ex police officer, child protection social worker and lecturer, has written three dark psychological suspense thrillers, each of which have been Amazon international bestsellers, reaching # 1 in multiple categories in the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Australia, Canada and the USA. John is always happy to hear from readers, bloggers or the media, and can be contacted via his author website at: http://www.johnnicholl.com. Rights enquiries should be directed to Mr Toby Mundy – Literary agent at TMA. A Mind To Kill was published on 5 August 2017.