State of the writer address

(or I’m not dead [again])

Wow, it has been a while since I’ve been here. Sorry about that folks and this one is also going to be a brief update and we’ll go through by numbered points.

  1. The second book in the Contact War series is currently WIP. I have finished the first draft.
  2. Historically I tend to get the broad brushstrokes of the story and characters in the first, changes thereafter tend to be refinement.
  3. So do I know when it will be ready?
  4. No. This is because this last year…
  5. My wife gave birth to our first child – hello progeny, goodbye sleep!
  6. I got a promotion in my day job. It turns out that tends to come with more responsibility – who knew?
  7. Covid19 – technically because of working from home I’ve had more free time but I did 90% of my writing on the train home from work. I haven’t set foot in a train in more than a year now.
  8. Which I accept isn’t a great excuse, but it’s what I’ve got.

So, there’s where we are. Feel free to drop me a line, it will get answered but probably not quickly.

Stay safe.

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Book Competition – THE DRAW

The time for the book competition draw has come.

 

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Book Competition

Just a reminder folks that if you intend to enter, time is running out!

 

 

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BOOK COMPETITION! – Win a paperback copy of Para Bellum

Yes, you read that right. In conjunction with Octocon 2020 – The National Irish Science Fiction Convention I am running a…

 

A BOOK COMPETITION!

What’s the prize?

A signed copy of this:

Well to be more exact, this:

This is a pre publication proof copy, one of only five that will ever exist. So if you’ve ever had a hankering to own a rare book this is your chance.

 

So how to enter?

Email your answer to ONE of the following questions (although good for you if you can answer both)

A) In the appendix of the Nameless War what is it advised that you don’t use concussive maintenance on?

or

B) Which famous writer was the first guest of honor at Octocon?

 

Then email your name and answer to:

ebarrettbookcomp@gmail.com

Closing date will be midnight the 7th October 2020, with the draw made over the Octocon weekend.

Runner up prize: A signed copy of my 2017 book Out of Era.

About Octocon

Octocon is going virtual! (Octo surrounded by different screens)

Octocon The National Irish Science Fiction Convention is this year going virtual and free to join. So, if you have ever been curious about going to a science fiction con or seeing what’s happening in speculative fiction, you will never get a better chance.

 

 

 

 

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Author Reading – Out of Era Part 10 and closing words

So that bring us to the end – or if you have been waiting, the opportunity to listen to it all at once.

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Author Reading – Out of Era Part 9

Second last one

 

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Author Reading – Out of Era Part 8

 

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Author Reading – Out of Era Part 7

Onward to part seven.

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Author Reading – Out of Era Part 5 and 6

Well that’s a little embarrassing, I forgot to put a post to say that Part five of the reading is up.

Well on the positive side now five and six are available!

 

 

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Author Reading – Out of Era Part 4

Part four is now up. A bit late today but I was tired. As excuses go what that lacks in strength it makes up on honesty.

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