Slightly Spooky Stories Too

It takes a long time to gather together enough Slightly Spooky Stories to fill a book — more than two years in this case.

I have no control over their appearance — they just appear when they feel like it. Sometimes they come in clumps and other times they pop up infrequently.

I put them into a folder and forget about them. Something made me check the word count and I realised that this second collection was a lot bigger than the first.

SLIGHTLY SPOOKY STORIES has been a moderate success as an eBook, which was disappointing, but it found a new life as soon as I turned it into an audiobook. It consistently fights for the number one spot among my audiobooks (ten now at the time of writing).

I am about two-thirds of the way through recording SSS2 and the ebook is only days away from going up.

I think you are going to enjoy this collection of stories and I know that I have enjoyed recording them.

As often happens when I return to stories I have written a long time ago, I’m amazed that I wrote them. The words sound like mine, but I’m pleasantly surprised to find out what happens! I know that sounds strange, but it happens all the time.

Amazingly, after all this time, I still get a buzz out of writing.

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2 thoughts on “Slightly Spooky Stories Too

  1. I really enjoy your writing and your stories as I hope you know, but I am blown away by the amount of writing you have produced. Sadly my publisher went bust and events of other kinds came along and took the wind out of my sails so sadly I am not doing too well on the production front but you are an inspiration 🙂

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    • Thank you for the ‘inspiration’ comment. Most of the time I love what I do. My recent foray into audiobooks has absorbed a lot of the time that would normally have been devoted to writing, but it has been time well spent. ‘Finding an audience’, as you know, is a daunting task. Younger writers have the luxury of time — time to be discovered, time to find and build a following, or time to give up and do something else. I’ve done a lot of other things and now I’m home. It is a lovely thought to be an inspiration — especially when it was unintended. I received an invitation to submit to an Australian magazine today. They printed one of my stories a few years back and it was the pinnacle of my success at the time because of the profile of the magazine (Southerly). I stopped submitting after that — I’d proved the point to myself, several magazines both here and overseas had selected my work. My next challenge was to write longer works and ‘find a following’. This is very much a work in progress, spurred on by an urgency that comes with a sense of more years behind than ahead.
      I look at the extensive list of comments that follow your published stories and I know that your work is widely appreciated.
      If I ever find out what the secret is, you will be the first to know. Until then we keep on keeping on — because we must.
      Be well my friends (my good lady sends her best). Terry

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