It’s Now A Cockaigne Novel

Hi Folks. Just to keep you up to date, my novella is now officially a novel. It is now coming to a conclusion and so now all the self-doubt is starting to kick in. Is it good enough? Does the story make sense? Does the story grip the reader enough for them to read until the end?

I really hate this part!

I also hate endings. I think I’m crap at writing endings. This is only the second novel I’ve ever started to write. The first one was many years ago and was a sci-fi novel. I never finished it. That same self-doubt made me abandon it.

I hope to have it all wrapped up by the end of the week and then the editing starts. I have deliberately not gone back and read over what I have written so I can keep the flow and the story moving. I just hope it is worthy when I start to read it again and sort out all the bad spelling and typos from my less than accurate typing. Wish me luck!

I’m not sure how to release my novel. My current thinking is to put it on Kindle and then perhaps highlight a few of the more erotic chapters on Screeve. But I don’t want the readers of Screeve to have to pay to read it, so I may do something special for you guys so you can get hold of a copy. Tell me what you think.

If this goes well I do have another idea for a novel.

Cockaigne Update

Hi Guys, I hope you are all keeping safe in these strange times. It’s taken some adjustment, I can tell you.

I just want to give you a quick update as I haven’t posted any new stories recently. I’ve not stopped writing, in fact, I am in the middle of a novella. I am Β£20k words in at the moment. It is set in the Cockaigne Universe and a clinical trial by Cockaigne Pharma.

It’s been a different experience from writing short stories, it’s been great to take the time to set the scene and delve deeper into the characters backgrounds.

As you’d expect with anything from Cockaigne, there’s plenty of nudity and sex.

I just hope I’ve got the motivation to complete it. At the moment it is just a rough draft as I’m ploughing on to keep the flow going.

I still have a couple of instalments featuring the Dartos Family, I hope to upload them soon when I need a break from my novella.

If any of you want to add your stories to the Cockaigne Universe then send them over. I would love to read them.

Thanks for continuing to read the stories, all the Screeve authors like to know that their stories are appreciated and we all appreciate your feedback.

Eternal Enquiry

All you regular readers know that I suffer from depression and most of my vignettes are written either when I’m falling into a period or just coming out. This was written many years ago and delves into what I feel or don’t feel when under the grip of depression.

I’m getting round to putting my previous writing back on the website and I do find it strange when I re-read these vignettes. There is something familiar yet alien about them.

I’m in a good place at the moment and this just reminds me to hang on to how I am feeling right now for as long as I can.

If you know anyone that suffers from depression, please be understanding. They may continually push you away, but that is a symptom of the condition. Be there for them. Be understanding and be kind. There may be very little you can do when they are in the depths of there depression, but you can make sure you are still there when they come out of it.

YOI Cockton

YOI Cockton was the forerunner to my series YOI Cock Town. I call it a pilot for the series and was in part an experiment of mine as I had never written any featuring domination or forced sex. It had never really been a fantasy of mine, but as the story was quite well received I turned it into a series.

The eagle eyes readers will recognise the name Cockton as it is part of of the town of Cockaigne. Old Cockton was an ancient village that was subsumed into the larger town.

YOI Cockton was later renamed Cockaigne Correction Centre and expanded to house men of all ages, there is even a women’s wing. Of the four wings of ‘3C’, one is for young offenders, two for men and one for women.

I think YOI Cockton and the series YOI Cock Town were the seed that germinated into the town of Cockaigne.