Would England really be better off without Scotland or, post Scottish independence, would a wall need to be built to stop the English from stepping over the border to Scotland?
These are the questions that led to the the novel I am currently working on, with the aptly-named title ‘The Wall’.
Little did I know that John Lancaster was already in the process of publishing a dystopian novel of the same title, so I was a little gutted to walk into Waterstones a few weeks back, and to see my own title sitting there – glaring back at me!
Still, John Lancaster is already an established author, with published work to his name. Surely, the readers out there will want to see something new form somebody getting on a bit – won’t they?
I decide that to purchase Lancaster’s book would be a very bad idea. Why be put off by the competition?
I buy it there and then!
Now, it is on my every-mounting pile of books-to-be-read! It can’t possibly be anything like my book, so I’m going to read it when I’ve finished writing my own work of wonder.
But, just in case, I’ve now got you interested in it – not being a self-centred sort of a narcissist – I’ve included a link to Waterstones for you. By all means, buy the Lancaster, as I did, but …
DO NOT READ IT, UNTIL YOU’VE TAKEN THE TIME TO GIVE ME SOME FEEDBACK ON MINE!!!!
AND, NO, I DON’T BELIEVE IN USING LOTS OF EXCLAMATION MARKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
AND THE WORST THING AN AUTHOR COULD EVER DO, IS TO USE !? OR ?!
Copyright owned by Jay Cool, 12th October, 2019