In the time in between, my work has advanced to the extent, I have to contain myself from getting carried away - not an easy task - when I write the story I tend to live the story.
My opening book is Pat Canella-the Dockland Murders. I followed this book, which was highly recommended by an ex-police sergeant from Queensland with Chronicles of Mark Johnson - an award winner- and Wharfemere Abbey, both had rave reviews from Fran Lewis, a New York book reviewer.
With the release this week of "A Sailor's Love," my fourth novella, I am hoping for some sales. in the long run it won't make a lot of difference to my decision; I am going back to short stories. I don't mind dedicating two or three weeks to a story, but over a year and no return is not a going prospect.
If you are wondering could I write a novel? The answer is yes. I stopped A Sailor's Love not far off the the length of a novel. I stopped the story, not because I ended the story, but because after 14 months, I realised there was little point going on; when the book would probably suffer the same fate as its predecessors.