Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Another day at the coal face...

My workload varies with the seasons. Pre-Xmas it goes totally nuts with everyone and their hamster ordering stuff which I have to deliver soonest. Post-Xmas it's busy-ish then trails off around mid-February. So far, so mind numbingly boring.

What it means is, I get more time to write nowadays, so the WiP is getting a thorough workout. I'm up to 115,000 words. It should total around 150-160,000. Eek...

BTW, I'll be making my first guest appearance at the SEx blog Thursday. What will I talk about? You tell me. No, seriously ;)

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Ahhh, another weekend! The day job was a PITA Friday, plus an electrician was fussing about doing rewiring work in the house so I couldn't use the 'puter for some hours. I was glad to come indoors from work and just fling everything down and not bloody well bother with it until Monday. Monday has got to be my least favorite day of the week...

Someone once said their ideal job was "indoor work with no heavy lifting." That describes writing for me :) There'd be nothing I'd like better than to turn professional and WRITE!

Ho hum...

So, I'm working on a story that has been banging around in my brain for years. But, it's finally taking concrete shape on the page. Whether anyone will accept it when I submit it is anyone's guess. It'll weigh in at around 150-180,000 words, so it's bit of a brute. I'll finish it, then I'll see what transpires.

Monday, March 20, 2006

And the winner of my competition is...

Kay Monte!

Well done to Kay, and many thanks to all who took part :)

Thursday, March 16, 2006

A St. Patrick's Day Competition starts tomorrow on my website! Go to :-

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

The First Ajay's Q & A Session is now posted on my website!

My guest authors this month are Dee S. Knight and Michelle Hoppe.

Dee is a TRS 2005 CAPA Nominee, and her interview features a link to her latest work I'm no Saint, Valentine, co-written with Rhiannon Neeley.

Michelle is the award winning author of the Club Belle Tori novels, Hart's Heart and many others.

April's Q & A will feature award-winning authors Vanessa Hart and Shara Lanel!

Hit the link and go there now!


Saturday, March 04, 2006

"I have six honest serving men (They taught me all I knew);
Their names are What and Why and When,
And How and Where and Who..."

Rudyard Kipling (The Elephant's Child)

I'm considering featuring an interview spot for authors and would-be authors on my website! The questions will be based on the six listed above, and the page will be posted for 28 days. I'll be happy to post a banner + link along with it for any newly published or current work, plus an author's picture/image if so desired.

If interested, please contact me on:- aj@ajaymatthews.com

By popular request (Hi Paige! ;) I can say my work in progress is called Cauldron of Fire. The story involves a quest in the Ireland of Celtic legend and will feature heaps of action, romance, and steamy sex!

Friday, March 03, 2006

Dear gods, what a week it's been! Tuesday saw a wheel come off my car when I was driving home. No harm done to wind or limb, but the car took some damage (it's kind of hard to roll on three wheels and a brake rim). Just 5 minutes more and I'd have been home safe and sound and able to fix the damn thing without all the expense and bother I've got to go through now. Wednesday was spent sorting the matter of insurance out, Thursday saw the day job turn into a total PITA. Sooooo, that's why the blog entries have been a li'l sparse of late.

Rant over ;)


The collaboration effort is coming on apace. Everyone's working hard. I have a title, I have a synopsis which has met universal approval. This weekend - I shall make a beginning!