The Non-Self-Publishing Process

For the third time in five years I have just completed writing a book. But this time there’s a difference. Here’s why: When I finished writing Crossing Europe on a Bike Called Reggie back in 2011, I read it through once, made a few changes and, within 24 hours it was available for download on…

“Spain To Norway On A Bike Called Reggie”: The End Is Nigh

Not a new subtitle, just an indication that at some point in the next week I will finish the first draft of the manuscript for the new book. Here’s what I’m currently spending many hours looking at: When I cycled from Tarifa to Nordkapp I stopped making written notes after Trondheim. Instead I made audio…

Writing, Editing, Art…

Writing seems to have ground to a halt in recent weeks but for good reasons. Summersdale would like The 35 Degrees to come in at around 80,000 words. Having written about half of the draft manuscript I had already written nearly 60,000! So the last few days have been spent going back and paring down…