Allen Donnelly

Artist, Author, Whimsy Merchant

This is the official website of the artist and science-fiction/fantasy novelist, Allen Donnelly.

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A quick hello

Well now, well now indeed. This has been a stressful couple of weeks!
House moving, avoid it if at all possible unless you can pay someone else to do it for you while you go on holiday.
That hellish nightmare aside, I'm talking to an editing company for Heroes Wanted so things are moving forward, albeit slowly. I'm still letting the sequel to Crystal Eyes marinate - I'll give it a while longer so I can come to it fresh. In the meantime I've had an idea for a short story or two that I'd like to put out.
I'd like to get stuck into the Live Writing story but since I'm writing it in Google Drive I really need to get a more stable net connection than my iPhone provides out here (I'm in the middle of nowhere!)
Also starting to put some thought into a story for this year's Nanowrimo - I'm thinking some epic fantasy might be just the thing this time. I hope that there are plenty of you joining me!

Outside of writing, due to the fact that I'm actually in a holiday cottage this week with no real internet, there won't be a Bake Off Challenge video. I still plan to do one for each episode so I'll just have to play catch up when I get into my new place.

This has been ludicrously hectic and I am, not to put too fine a point on it, knackered. It's tempting to just get rid of all my stuff and buy a mobile home but then I think, "would I still be able to play Guild Wars 2 and Warcraft then?". Priorities, people, I have them. Not necessarily good ones, but I do have them.

Midge sends her regards, by the way. I suspect she thinks all the moving around and stressing that humans do is silly. She is probably right.

Right, time for some minimum effort dinner - pizza and a baked spud!


Off we go again!

 Greetings, all!
How the very devil are you?
Time, I think, for an update.

First of all, I have completed the first draft of the sequel to Crystal Eyes (still available at all good eBook retailers)! It's now marinading nicely, resting for a little while before I return to polish it up and try to correct some of my mistakes. I like it, I think it's a good story, I hope you will agree!

Secondly, I'm in touch with an editing company who I hope will give Heroes Wanted a look over and help me make it as good as it can possibly be. It will appear this year, I am determined!

Thirdly, I'm about to move house! If I'm lucky, I'll actually have somewhere to move into - this is still slightly up in the air. I may end up sleeping on the back seat of the car. The dog can have the passenger seat.

The side effect of this is that my online presence may be diminished for at least a couple of weeks while I try and get broadband connected. It remains to be seen what the mobile signal is like. I may have been premature announcing the whole LIVE WRITING! thing if I can't get online to actually update it. Keep an eye on my Twitter feed (@BigAlien) and the LIVE WRITING! page for updates.

There may also be a slight hiatus in my Bake Off Challenge videos - a new one of which has just gone live (also embedded below) - if I can't upload. Plus, you know, the time-consuming business of moving house may also interfere a little. I'm still going to try and bake something off each episode, they just might not appear in any kind of reliable way.

That's it for now - a short update for quite a lot of stuff.

Until next time, my friends, I bid you a fond adieu!