I have been a little quiet of late and not given you updates or new stories for several weeks.
About a month ago my depression returned. I thought it was just writer’s block but it was something else. My lust for life dissipated and my enthusiasm for writing stories waned, I was consumed with self-doubt.
The afternoons are getting dark and the Covid-19 precautions are exacerbating my problem with greater feelings of isolation. This pandemic is extremely serious and we have to take it seriously. The UK now has a vaccine but even though I have pre-existing conditions which make me vulnerable, I have learnt that I am only in the 6th category on the priority list. So I may not be vaccinated until May/June next year. I fear that not much is going to change in the first half of next year.
But we have to get there first and it will be a tough Christmas for many.
I’m clambering out of my depression and I have started writing again this week. So I hope to have some updates soon.
In the meantime, please look after yourselves and look after those around you. If someone has gone quiet and is not responding, then send some friendly words without any expectations. Just say “Hi” and say you’ll be there if they need you.
Covid-19 has meant an increase in mental health issues, so let’s all support each other.
I may not always show it, but I really do appreciate all of you.
Leo wants to go further with Freddie but he is nervous and inexperienced. He goes to his brother, Archie, for help who teaches him some basics.
Leo is almost healed and has finally managed to wank himself to orgasm. He takes Freddie out into the woods where they go for a swim at Seminal Falls. As they basque in the sun, Freddie makes sure Leo is truely recovered.
Cockaigne Chronicles continues with Leo and Andy feeling the aftermath of the punishment. Leo feels horrible about what happened and Andy opens up about why he is so protective over his brother, Freddie.
It is time for Andy to pay the price for his behaviour after inflicting terrible damage on poor Leo’s testicles. It is down to Officer Nathan to give him the bad news that the whole town will witness his humiliation.
Archie spends a lovely day with Grace, and Leo and Freddie have fun day in Cockaigne. But it doesn’t end well when Freddie’s brother, Andy, sees something he doesn’t like.
Doug and Leo go to see Freddie, the young lad he injured in the woods. Leo takes Freddie for a ride on his quad bikes and they end up back in Dartos Woods.
After bathing together the brothers start to wrestle as Archie tickles and teases Leo. They end up on the floor with Archie on top of Leo. The winner demands his prize and takes Leo back into the bathroom to shave off all his body hair.
The morning after Archie’s date with Grace, Leo shares Archie’s bath and asks him how it went. The thought excites Archie and the two brothers get closer than they ever have been before.
A title, along with the book cover form the first impressions of a potential reader. So to me, the title is important.
I had a working title, but that was just perfunctory. My first attempt at a title was:
Now I have changed it to:
I’m not sure I like either of them but prefer the second title. But I think the reader might think I have written some sci-fi novel about a man being turned into a superhuman. It is definitely not that. Cockaigne does have some fantastical elements about it, but I would never classify it as sci-fi.
This then leads me back to my first title.
I am working on some book covers at the moment. I want to show you some soon and get your opinions. My biggest issue is adding the title text without it looking flat.