Just realised I haven’t updated my website for nearly a month now. Not one, but two newly published works are missing from it. I simply don’t seem to have the time! So, tomorrow morning early I have to rectify: ‘Dreamcake’ is just back from Kindle offerland and must be mentioned, while ‘Julian Parfitt Attempts World Domination’ is a piece of short fiction that is absolutely vital to me, because it is my first real attack on comedy. Everyone tells me I should write comedy – well, now we’ll see if everyone is wrong! It’s a 99¢ piece and less than10000 words, so no-one need suffer too expensively or for too long.
Which brings me round once again to my favourite hobbyhorse – genre. I find myself constantly resisting the path to romantic fiction, despite the pile of evidence that this is my metier. Faintly salacious, or, in ‘Dreamcake’s’ case, a straightforward romp from beginning to end, with a touch of suspense, a dramatic corner or two along the path. ‘The Butterfly Man’ continues to be my best-selling book, and I really should make an effort to present it to publishers, but I find myself (completely illogically, because I enjoyed writing it) procrastinating and hoping events will take another course. I can’t explain, probably shouldn’t try, but it would be so good if I could write comedy!