William P Thomson

One Who Would a Writer Be.

It Goes On …. and On …. and ….

Hello Good People

An update on an Update (from 26th June posting).

A few days ago, I posted out 10 of my stories; 8 “shorts” and 2 novellas. I sent them to a Submissions Coordinator at the publishers that I haven’t spoken to before. Wait ‘til she gets a load of the first two “shorts”: ‘BLOW’ and ‘BOGEY’ (schoolboy disgusting, tongue-in-cheek little pieces). Well, if you’re going to go down, do so disgustingly bravely!

It’s been odd, as I’ve read some of my stories that I put to paper as far back as 1974 (strange, I was 74 two days ago). I guess once I got on that bike, I simply didn’t stop peddling. Way to go!

Have a good week.

PT

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I wanna tell you a story …………………

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Well, from my side, for the present, ‘GEORGE’ is done and dusted. I won’t be involved again until sometime in August/September of this year, when the process of turning the manuscript into a book begins.

So, to keep myself occupied, I’m in the process of setting up book three, itself the first of a planned three collections of my short stories/novellas. Whether they’re accepted by the publisher or not is another matter. I should point out that many (of the sixty or more) more first written back in the early ‘70s.

That’s it for now.

PT

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Ready …. Get set ………..

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Well, dear old ‘GEORGE’ is moving to his starting block. By late June/early July, I’ll have the last of the 14 illustrations for the book in the bag. I await the proof reading process to begin. It seems Marketing comes on board in September, time-set to link into the actual November publication of the little fella’s adventures.

‘PROM’ is still alive it seems. The publisher keeping it in the public domain via the wonders of the Internet and Social Media sites.

And what long term? My short stories and novellas, and that will be down to ‘GEORGE’ and what financial return we (the Publisher and I) get from him. Good game, good game.

Right, I leave you now to enjoy all the delights of the General Election!

Cheers,

PT

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REMEMBERING MANCHESTER

OUR DAYS

Be it nature’s wrath or Man’s insanities

When trials and tribulations come

We shall never concede, capitulate

Nor give our days to darkness and despair.

Through our collective spirit

In heart and soul

We are, and shall ever be –

CHURCHILL’S CHILDREN

William P Thomson

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TREADING WATER

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A writer’s lot can be a weird lot. One minute working like crazy, the next, seemingly ‘treading water’, waiting for the next part of the process in getting a book together. Often, I think the writing of is the easier, and least complex, in the process.

re The above, I refer to getting ‘GEORGE’ ready for his debut in November. As for my first effort, ‘PROMETHEUS ASCENDING’, we’re still waiting for the Italian Neurosurgeon to do his stuff; that of transplanting a living human HEAD! Like I said, the writer’s lot can be most weird.

So, until next time, adieu.

PT

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All kicked off ……

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Well, after a quiet spell, it all seemed to kick off yesterday (Wednesday, 3 May).

My publisher put an article I’d written about them on all digital social sites, including their own. I managed to get permission to email over a story in verse and prose (that I’d written years before) to the BBC. Whether they’ll use it or not is another matter. It’s about the Second Coming.

Also, the people who manage the council estates in my area seem to have agreed to putting a few of my short stories into their Newsletter.

All the above could become something or nothing at all. We shall see.

I would say let the good times roll, but they’ve got to reach me first!

Have a good day.

PT

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Hello from me and GEORGE!

Hello, You Luv’ly People!

Sorry I haven’t been too frequent with the emails of late, which will be a relief to some I’m sure. I’m afraid ‘GEORGE’ has kept me somewhat busy, and it/HE will continue to do so for some months yet.

It’s a little like de je vu, if only from the time schedule; identical to getting ‘PROMETHEUS ASCENDING’ out. ‘GEORGE’ is set to be published around the first week of November of this year – just in time for Christmas. Whereas the former wasn’t exactly Christmas fare (human brain transplant being the subject), the latter is most definitely so, being the story of a little dog who labours under the belief he’s SAINT GEORGE: Patron Saint of England, Slayer of Dragons, Rescuer of Damsels in Distress Par Excellence and ….. An All Round Good Egg!

The component parts of the book are now all but completed and in the publisher’s Production department. I now await the most demanding bit …. the Proof Reading stage. It does tend to go on a bit.

For the rest, life goes on for this somewhat boring little tit!

HAVE A GREAT EASTER!

Cheers,

PT J

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CANAVERO!

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Whilst things may be quiet at the moment on the ‘GEORGE’ front, it seems the Italian Neurosurgeon, Sergio Canavero, is raising his head (how appropriate) again. It appears, according to Google, that he has scheduled December of this year to finally perform the world’s first living, human head transplant. Oh joy, oh joy!

On a more sane, humanly warm and uplifting level, the ‘GEORGE’ manuscript has started its journey through the production process in the Production department of my publisher; AUSTIN MACAULEY.

You may have gathered by now, that it is somewhat probable that as a result of Canavero, and the publication date for ‘GEORGE’, both may ascend into mayhem at the same time. All together now: Oh joy, Oh joy!!

I’ll keep you posted.

PT

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SORRY FOR MY ABSENCE

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Please forgive my temporary absence, but things have been just a tad hectic. I explain:

My second book, ‘GEORGE,’ is to be published, around Christmas time. So, from human brain transplants (‘PROMETHEUS ASCENDING’), to a little dog that has thoughts of grandeur above his station in life …. way above!

And then there’s my hassles with my email system, my two laptops, and salvation courtesy of a BT engineer, a two-hour slog and the replacement of my knackered BT Infinity hub (old hat, old boy) for a very modern Hub5. A what!? Don’t ask me, what do I know!

Add to this, my little block of flats is now encased by scaffolding, as the Council are replacing our windows.

Onwards and Upwards!

PT

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I’ve been Q&A’d here and Stateside!

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‘PROMETHEUS ASCENDING’ Q&A

Well, I’m now – via my book – on Digital Media – via my publisher’s (AUSTIN MACAULEY) – in both the UK and the USA. If you go on to www.austinmacauley.com, then click on the ‘News’ segment, then on to the ‘Blog’ segment, you’ll find the results of the Q&A. I haven’t seen it yet. It seems the responses are beginning to roll in. Hey-ho.

Things are a little mixed at the moment. One minute I’m in ‘PROM’ mode, dealing with brain transplants, the next I’m in doggie land with ‘GEORGE’. I’m just waiting on having a weird dream when both interlink. Roll over Shelley, give Poe the news!!

Cheers,

PT

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