Upon returning from London Town, I had an encouraging email response from siren_songs as regards chapter one (the first 20,000 words) of Blood & Fire. I think one of the things I find most encouraging about it, that not only did Helen like it, and feel that it was well-written, but that this critique was coming from a published writer and from someone, by all accounts, who doesn’t normally read this kind of genre.

Also reading between the lines, it seems that the (often commented) challenging ‘filmic’ style and abrupt cuts in scene and viewpoint, was successfully done.

Whatever happens to this novel in the end, this is definitely good encouragement to keep on with it. I just hope that the remaining five chapters succeed in living up to expectations…?!!