Time to get back to it

For the last week I have been unable to concentrate on writing for more than about ten minutes at a time. First, there was the excruciating tension of the Finch Books website launch on the 26th, and Abomination being available for download. There was a technical hitch and the site wasn’t live until the following afternoon.

The following afternoon, though, we were tramping through the water meadow of what, bar acts of God, is going to be our new home. The nightmare of house cleaning, selling, renovation, and moving is about to begin, and I have no idea in which order. Any more excitement and I’ll die, I swear.

On the house front, this is the lull, the haitus while the paperwork is being dealt with by the agent. On the book front, I should be making the most of the calm before my participation in promotion is required. This means, getting back into serious writing. I have a series planned to follow on from The Green Woman of which the first volume is written, and I’m padding out the basic structure of the second. The third volume is started but the development is in sketch form only.

I don’t know about anyone else, but I find it very difficult to switch from one world to another. Fantasy world, I mean, not space travel. Which is why I’m prevaricating. The links to the world where I finally said goodbye to Carla and Tully are still strong. My affection for my two heroes means it’s hard to let them go, even if it is to return to old friends from The Green Woman, and get them out of the awful mess I’ve created for them.

Before I go back to my bloodthirsty Gothic barbarians, Abaddon’s creations, and the Tuatha De Danann, I’ll get in another plug for Abomination. Something I’ve only just noticed at the end of the blurb, which you can read here


is this warning.

Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of physical abuse, sexual slavery and violence and references to child murder. 

Can’t say fairer than that. It might put off the ‘concerned parents’ but I doubt it’ll put off the readers.


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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

11 thoughts on “Time to get back to it”

  1. Lol! I should think the warning will make them all the more determined to read it. I read it btw and loved it… review coming soon. Great news about the house, bet you can’t wait! Does it need a lot of work?

    1. I’m glad they put the warning in the blurb. I added a warning on goodreads too. I feel like strangling those adults who complain about ‘profanity’ and other unacceptable forms of human behaviour. At least they’ve been warned. You read it already! Wow, that was quick! The house is exactly as the old lady left it. Spotlessly clean (even the cowshed) but with a few cracks in the plaster here and there and not much in the way of heating or modern facilities. We can camp in it while we make a few adjustments 🙂

      1. I didnt think there was anything wrong with it. Kids see worse things on the news and thats real. Do they protect their teens from that? I have far more issues with all the crap teen romances out there, which are totally leading young girls astray! Poor things. House sounds great. You can camp in it over the summer and hopefully by the time it gets cold you will have some heating and a decent shower! 😀

      2. I think some people do try to prevent their kids from knowing about anything ‘nasty’ like real life. That’s how you get a whole generation of nice, well-behaved young people who claim they know nothing about anything, don’t vote, destroy the planet, keep their eyes averted when they see poor people etc etc.

        Date: Tue, 2 Feb 2016 09:34:09 +0000
        To: jane.dougherty@dbmail.com

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