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Welcome to the reboot of my long neglected blog. There are several reasons for the prolonged inactivity these past two years, the principal one being the simple fact I had nothing worthwhile to post, in terms of my writing aspirations. But now, a month into a new year, that situation is about to change. That being the case, I’ve decided to wipe the slate clean and start the blog over from scratch; though some of my previously written blog posts will be resubmitted, in due course.

Now, with that brief re-introduction out of the way let’s get to the point of this first post. At the start of 2014 I compiled a short list of goals I wanted to accomplish before I turn forty. Perhaps it’s needless to mention that as my deadline has arrived (I’m forty years old today) I have not yet achieved any of these ambitions. However, the goal I most wanted to attain is now, thankfully, in sight. The manuscript for what will soon be my debut novel is currently undergoing, what I hope will be, a final round of editing to ensure it’s in a publishable state; I should know by the end of next week if it is.

Assuming the best case scenario―that the story requires no major surgery, and my writing needs no revisions―my chosen beta readers will finally get to read the finished story. If their feedback is as positive as I hope it will be, I can then concentrate on the harder task of getting the novel published. So, even if it happens a little later than I wanted I will fulfil my goal to be a fantasy and science fiction writer sometime this year; probably sooner rather than later.

For the time being, there’s no need to get into what my upcoming debut novel is about. But in the coming days and weeks I will slowly drip-feed more details of what prospective readers can expect from the book when it arrives.

Until then, thanks for reading.
Ian