29th May 2015: Have a guess?! Yep, no time!

May 29, 2015


It has again been a while since I last added a submission to this blog and as usual there have been quite a few reasons.


For the first couple of months since my last post, every weekend and after work have been taken up with sorting out our new house. Thankfully this ongoing project appears to have reached completion and all the DIY is done. We still need to get the outside of the house painted and the gardens tidied up, but other than these outstanding points, everything is done!

Thankfully as well, any spare time that I have managed to find has been used to continue to write the sequel so this blog has been neglected! David’s story is near enough done and I have tipped over 100,000 words. Everything to Nothing is around 150,000 however I expect this sequel to be quite a bit longer.

It is very frustrating not having the time to write. I believe the sequel is going to be equally as good if not better than Everything to Nothing so I am really looking forward to having more time to finish it and get it out there!

Everything to Nothing is still free at Smashwords:-

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/331257

or it can be bought on Amazon:-

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B006UTVP90

or at Lulu as a print book:-

http://www.lulu.com/shop/mark-henthorne/everything-to-nothing/paperback/product-21465893.html

I finished Carte Blanche by Jeffery Deaver and I was not very impressed. The main ‘villain’ was a bit weak. I suppose there was a nice twist at the end but it is not really a twist if the reader predicts the twist!

Having been given a copy of A Game of Thrones, the first book in the series A Song of Ice and Fire, I have started to read George R. R. Martin’s tomes. Unusually for me I have been watching the television programme before reading the books (usually it is the other way round!) and I have thoroughly enjoyed the television adaptation so I thought why not give the books a try? I have finished the first book and have now started A Clash of Kings. Despite having watched the television adaptations first, I am enjoying the books so far. They of course go into a lot more depth than the programmes but the sheer number of characters and plotlines can be a tad confusing at times. Bizarrely watching the television programmes has helped unravel the plotlines and learn which character is which!

Well that is all for now, Constant Reader. Time to get the sequel done!!!

Until next time Constant Reader, enjoy reading and take care.


 

5th January 2015: Moving home…..

January 18, 2015

Happy New Year to all my readers and I hope you all had a wonderful festive period!

We have finally moved home to a lovely house in a much quieter part of London from our previous residence in King’s Cross. It is such a lovely house and everybody, from the decorators to the removal company, has been very helpful. I wouldn’t say it was a stressful experience but it was frustrating. I don’t like being out of control and when liaising with the solicitors I was
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8th November 2014: No time...

November 8, 2014
Yet again it has been too long since I posted anything to this blog. The reason this time is that all my spare time during the summer (after work, weekends, every spare minute) was spent traipsing around London trying to find a new place to live. 

Thankfully, after much blood, sweat and tears, we managed to find somewhere and thankfully it all seems to progressing quite well (fingers crossed, touch wood, hope for the best). We should be exchanging contracts soon and moving in hopefully at the ...
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14th June 2014: David…..

June 14, 2014

So yet again it has been a long time since I last posted anything to this blog, but for once the reason for the delay is that I have been spending a lot of time writing recently and David’s story is nearly finished! Well, when I say nearly finished I don’t mean totally finished. My goal when writing this section of the book was to get him settled into Australia and he is very nearly settled, however, there will be plenty more to write about regarding David in the future.

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2nd March 2014: A Frustrating Time.....

March 2, 2014

Over the last week I have spent as much time as possible between work and time with my wife modifying the sales channels and website for Everything to Nothing. There are a few reasons why.

With millions of books published each year and so many different sales channels available to readers, who has the time to read the original long description that I was using for Everything to Nothing? Probably not that many people. So I have made the description shorter and also, I’m hoping, more appealing...


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19th February 2014: A long time.....

February 19, 2014


Well it has been an absolute age since I last posted to this blog and there are a couple of reasons why.

I have been very busy at work with late finishes being the order of the day recently.

Perhaps more importantly though is when I have an opportunity to write I spend my time working on the sequel to Everything to Nothing and the purpose of this entry is to give an update on the sequel progress.

Currently the word count is up to 50,000 so around a third completed (if the word count of Everythin...


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29th June 2013: An update on the sequel

June 29, 2013

My wife has been busy over the last few months applying for a new job which means I have been unable to have much computer time hence the delay in posting a new entry to this blog. Now that she has found a new job I am now able to write a new post and more importantly write more of the sequel to Everything to Nothing which currently has the working title of 'She Had Everything'. Thoughts, Constant Readers? A good title considering how Sally's life unravelled in Everything to Nothing? Let me k...
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6th April 2013: The Characters

April 6, 2013

It has been over two months since I last wrote and the main reason for this is that I started a new job on 18th February and getting up to speed in this new role has been taking up all my time. I wouldn’t say I am totally up to speed now, but I’ve certainly got a little bit more breathing space to start to think about blogging again and who knows, I might even find the time to continue with the sequel.

Thankfully in London it appears that spring has finally arrived so now that we should...


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3rd February 2013: And as I faced the Sun I cast no shadow...

February 3, 2013

Recently I have been giving my book away for free as an eBook on Kindle and also a 30% discount on Lulu. Since the promotion started there has been c. 150 downloads on Kindle which is just fantastic! As I indicated on the first blog, I had no idea that getting my book ‘out there’ would be so challenging especially when I am working full-time. Once this promotion is over I will definitely do it again and I will probably offer the book using Transact Socially or other such means so it remai...


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30th January 2013: Legacy

January 30, 2013

Well here I sit in work, bored out of my mind, so I decided to spend some time researching how to market my book. Apparently a good way to market my book is to start a blog but I’m sceptical. How a blog is going to enhance my book’s appeal I’m not so sure about right now, but I suppose giving it a try won’t do any harm. 

So I suppose the first question I should answer is why I wrote the book. I started to write it in 2003 when I was living in Seoul, South Korea. And why I say write...


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