As I've escaped from San-Amazon I finally uploaded all my novels to smashwords. I'm just waiting for premium approval for my fifth and I'll be set. I've had downloads already and one sale. Not exactly Times Best Seller list but I'm hopeful.
I've spent the last few days writing my new novel The book of Pain. It's taken a lot of work to discover how people spoke colloquial English in the 16, 17th and 18th centuries. I hope I've done it justice. One thing that has remained the same for all those years is the profanity. I never realised just how old most of our most common swearwords are. I haven't used them a lot, but it was easier to use the ones I know instead of making up my own.
Something I have discovered about medieval speech is that it required an awful long time to say the simplest of things. Our abridged speech of today would have confounded the people of those times. It's almost a different language. Pretty much like Birmingham now. And before any brummies threaten me with a fatwa; I am from Birmingham and have spent thirty years attempting to learn something people in London understand.
After finishing 102 pages I reckon I'm about a quarter of the way through the novel. He has a lot of world to see but there's no hurry; my character is immortal until...
I've just discovered that the spam monster has struck once more. I've exterminated them and hope it hasn't inconvenienced anyone.