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Martin Owton Write a lot, read a lot, critique a lot, seek out other writers and listen to their advice. Don't quit; it's a marathon not a sprint.
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Another New Year

A new decade even, and well past time I updated.


So what has been going on?


First off my health continued to be stable, see the consultant every 3 months and keep taking the Venetoclax. I get my immunoglobulins topped up every 3 weeks and that has kept me free of infections for nearly 2 years.


Writing-wise, Phantasia ceased publishing and returned the rights to the Nandor Tales books (except the a...

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