Thursday, 19 December 2013

Secret of Waterwhistle Part 2

Hello, non-cats! Hope you're all looking forward to Christmas and that you've got a very, very long list for Santa. I know I have. I've asked for lots of Dr Who DVDs, some books (anything by Patrick Ness, even though he clearly stole Arthur's surname..!) - but most of all, I've asked for a finished copy of Arthur Ness and the Secret of Waterwhistle, Part 2.

I mean, yes, I'm supposed to be writing it... and yes, it was meant to be out before Christmas... but I've been a little bit delayed. First of all, there was the alien abduction (I went to the corner shop for some milk and it turned out that the entire shop wasn't actually a shop, it was a UFO that was disguised as a shop - once there were enough people inside, it shut the doors and took off). I'll have to tell you how I escaped that one.

Then, there was the attack by Voldemort - I was just minding my own business when the magical Dark Lord attacked our street. Luckily, I know my Wingardium Leviosar from my Expeliarmus so I took care of that little interruption, quick-smart. By the end, it was He-Who-Runs-Away-Squealing-Like-A-Little-Girl.

There were some other things too - the intergalactic bank-robbery I foiled, the hot-air balloon I built, the robotic teachers I had to re-program... all of which have stopped me from finishing Secret of Waterwhistle Part 2. No, really. It's all true.What do you mean you don't believe me.

Okay... well, I suppose I did make up some of it. The bank-robbery I foiled was only inter-planetary, not inter-galactic.

BUT... there is one piece of exciting news (even if I do say so myself)... the opening chapter of Secret of Waterwhistle Part 2 will debut here on this very blog! Sometime over the Christmas period, you will get the chance to read the first chapter, even before the book is fully completed..! Please take a look and let me know what you think... I might even put some comments into the finished book itself.

Well, I'd better get back to writing the story... just as soon as I escape from this underwater prison I've been locked up in...