It’s been quite difficult to get down to any serious writing recently. I’ve had quite a lot of teaching work on (I teach Ethics at Leeds University), and over the past few weeks there’s been a lot to do in connection with the sale of my Mum’s old house in Staffordshire, following her move to a care home here in Meltham last May (see https://timwordsblog.wordpress.com/2017/06/15/life-imitates-art/). The next month or so is going to be a dead loss too, as the house needs to be emptied before the new owner moves in. After that, though, there is light at the end of the tunnel, and I should be able to start work on my next fiction project.
As for what that project might be, there are two possibilities:
A: A much-delayed sequel to my first novel, Zeus of Ithome. My central character, Diocles, would be participating in the events of the mid-3rd century BCE in and…
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