Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Gone Home, Please Leave A Message With The Doorman

Well these past 2 months have certainly been eventful.

What began as a little 3 week holiday to visit family and friends has become me moving back to my old stomping grounds.  That's right folks, I have left the good old USA and returned to my little island home of Guernsey.

Why? You ask.  To be honest there is no single reason for it, rather it was a decision made after considering a lot of factors.  Not least of which was the health of family members. 

I have to admit that it is a little odd being back in my childhood room as so many years.  But then at the same time I have found that this move has invigorated my passion for writing.  This is, after all, where it all began those many years ago.  I can still remember being sixteen and making my first tentative steps into this tumultuous world we call writing.  Sitting for hours at my old electric typewriter during the school holidays as I labored over The Lighthouse.

Regular viewers will have heard me mention this story before.  And you may also remember how the original manuscript had been found recently.  Well I've had a chance to look over it and although my style has certainly changed and improved over the years, there is still a lot of potential in the basic concepts.  So I'm happy to announce for all those who were there in the beginning, that the story is going to be re-written.  Hopefully it will be even more spine chilling.

By the way, this is the particular lighthouse that gave me the original idea.

That's the Hanois lighthouse off the south coast of Guernsey.

So here's to the next chapter in the grand novel we call life.  Turn the page and expect the unexpected.

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