Tuesday, 4 January 2011


Well, 2011 is here and today is a special day for Mortlock as it comes out in paperback! It doesn't seem that long ago that I had the vague image in my mind of a boy, an undertaker's mute, who could raise the dead. The seeds of Mortlock as it turned out.

2011 looks to be an exciting year! With a Mortlock short story published on the website each month in the run-up to the publication of The Demon Collector in hardback in March. I'll publish a link soon.

Excitement too as Mortlock has been shortlisted for at least six regional awards so who knows what this year holds?

My writing resolutions?

For a start, I'm going to try to keep this blog more up-to-date! You wouldn't think I used to blog everyday!

To make sure that I ENJOY my writing. Publishing is a business, I know and a professional approach is essential but it ain't worth it if it becomes a chore. It can be hardwork, it can be challenging, I don't mind that but I intend to keep it...magic!

To stop using the word, 'had.' It should be banned and had been until recently... doh!

That'll do for now. What're your resolutions?


Alex said...

Happy New Year Jon! Congrats on the award nominations, you must be very excited ^.^ I have a copy of the Demon Collector here which I'm very much looking forward to reading.
My resolution this year is to learn to get my motorbike license and get to Japan *grins*
Looking forward to seeing your blog updated more :D

KMLockwood said...

Resolution 1 - leave a positive comment on every blog I read
Resolution 2 - just write the flipping thing!

Bravo on Mortlock, Jon - I saw it as no. 14 on a children's chart in a motorway services recently, and the cover came second in some poll or other ( I liked it better than the firstprize winner) - and a Happy New Year to you too.

Jon M said...

Alex: Motorbike? Japan? Good luck and I hope you love the Demon Collector! :o)

KM: Cheers! And just writing the flippin thing is the key!

Tom G said...

Hi, you were At my school yesterday and I'm already most of the way through Mortlock, I just can't put it down! It's brilliant and thanks for the signed copy of Demon Colector too! I Wish you the best of luck in the awards as do all my friends!

Jon M said...

Hi Tom,
Thanks! It's inspirational to get such encouragement from you and your friends! I hope we meet again soon!