Sunday, 25 September 2011

Kujira update.

Kujira means whale in Japanese.

Hi Folks

It's been a while since I posted on my blog. I've been out of action with some kind of work or study or hobby related RSI injury so not much writing lately. I think a three hour written exam may have just been 'the straw that broke the camel's back'. In any case,  I couldn't move for two weeks and was laid up on my couch in pain for the duration. It took six weeks before I could use my arm for anything useful and a couple of months later, it still needs a rest every now and then. 

Anyway, now that I have your sympathy or at least some level of understanding or possibly just your attention, I need to explain the Kujira update. I have left Kujira, my longest novella, unpublished on smashwords for quite a while now. I noticed that someone had viewed one of my posts titled 'Kujira-It's Back'. That was posted quite a while ago and I unpublished the book soon after posting with the view to a huge edit before publishing again. Well I have been at it again but as I have explained above, life has just gotten in the way for the time being. I've been writing recently but I really want to spend some more time on developing the characters a little more. The three main characters Mark, Jon and Mike appear in  one of my other short stories, 'Memoirs of a Vending Machine' available on smashwords. If you intend reading Kujira, you ought to make sure that you have had a read of Memoirs first. Expect Kujira to be re-published towards the end of the year.  

BTW: I had promised to publish a "How-to-do a Rubik's Cube ebook. It is written but it is taking time to get the author to get the accompanying photos organised so that the book loads properly in the varying formats available. Still a work in progress but you can expect it to be published by the end of the year. 

Oh... and I managed to pass the exam that destroyed my arm in case you were wondering.

... and another thing. I decided not to charge for 'Memoirs of a Vending Machine' and the downloads continue. One thing though, If you do happen to read it for free and you like it, please let the world know - especially if you download on kindle. I could do with a few good post-edit reviews to counter the shitty pre-edit reviews.  

Yoroshiku Onegaishimasu

That's all for now




  1. I've downloaded Kujira with the coupon code in mobi edition for my kindle, then formatted it...
    Re-downloaded buying it from smashwords since the coupon code didn't work anymore, then crashed and formatted again the kindle.
    Now on my new kindle, I can't download it anymore from anywhere (since it's not anymore published).
    Is there a way I can redownload Kujira without pay for it again?

  2. Hi Andy, Sorry for the trouble and thanks for showing interest in Kujira. Well, I suppose I can re-publish then let you download and then un-publish again while I do an edit before re-publishing again... or... I could do the edit then publish it again with a coupon for you so you can download it for free. Let me know how urgently you need it, I am sure we can come up with something. In the mean time, I will ask around and see if there is an easier way to get this done.I am more than happy to get a free download to you.


  3. It would be great to have again on my kindle what I've bought...but if the edit improves your (yet great) work...then I'll wait the new edition and the coupon code...I don't want to cause much trouble to you doing the "re-publishing un-publishing" stuff.
    If there's a fast way to send me (via mail or FTP) the old version: good, otherwise I'll wait.
    P.S. Thanx for the fast answer!