The first fiction novel that will be published, by the end of this year at the latest, is called The Great Corporate Escape. I have not reached the point of getting to the blurb yet, so the description will be a bit waffly but I will attempt to provide a vague synopsis.
As you know that I’ve left a corporate career to become a writer, it should not be a surprise to know that this book is semi-auto-biographical. The well-trodden advice for any writer is to write about a subject that they know about, especially for the first stab. So, why deviate from this path, I thought to myself? I turned on the computer and furiously typed away on the one subject that had obsessed me for so many years.
A young chap, devastatingly good-looking but in an unconventional way, begins to feel more and more depressed with his lot in life. He falls further and further until a life-changing event happens which forces him to reassess the situation.
Gradually, with a little help from his friends, he begins to understand what he wants in life, and more importantly what he definitely does not want.
He formulates his escape, involving courage, determination and a slightly unhealthy level of obsession. He sees himself as a folk-hero for his fellow inmates, carrying the torch and showing them the way.
It’s a story that will resonate with anyone that has ever harboured an ambition to get out from their conventional life; for those that have wanted to change and fallen short, then it may inspire; and finally if you’re a fellow escapee then it will remind you of how far you have come.
It’s written in the light-hearted, jovial style that you will become accustomed to by reading this blog. It rolls along like a pleasant barrel that has been dropped at the top of a meadowy hill. By the end of it the reader will hopefully feel slightly happier than they were before, and maybe even a little stirred to make a change themselves.
I thought it was important, as you follow my blog, to know a little about what I’m peddling. After all, if you thought I was writing the next Mr.Grey series then you would be bitterly disappointed.