I have recently finished writing the final chapter of my new novella 'Regan' - a love story.
It will be submitted to my friends and fellow writers at the next bi-weekly meeting of our writing group.
I will then send the story off to my dear friend and well-known South African artist Shirley Israel, who has kindly offered to design the book cover.
Initially, I will publish the novella as an e-book on Smashwords and of course on Amazon.
The inspiration for the book came from several women I have known.
The love element of 'Regan' is a tribute to my love for my beautiful wife of almost 47 years, Jill, to whom I dedicate the book and thank for her patience and love.
I have been privileged to meet and become friends with 'Rachel' who overcame her abusive childhood and confused early adulthood to become a wife and mother and an inspiration to many like myself who have suffered from depression. It is to her that I owe my decision to take up writing.
It is the enjoyment I get from writing which is important, not the very difficult to achieve financial reward. It was Annie Lennox, of the Eurythmics, I think, who said that she did not take up music for the money but because she loved music. Her success is indisputable.
Of course my thanks goes to David, Esther, Marallyn, Helen and Miriam who help me correct and improve my writing. I hope you, the readers of my blog, will read 'Regan' and enjoy it. Comments and feedback are welcome on my blog.