Week Twenty-Five: 2022

A week of ends, loose or otherwise.

I managed, a week or so ago to send the last draft of my book ‘TheDiary of a Trainee In-Law’ to my editor. Then, in rapid order I finished an edit of my next collection of short fiction Life, DEATH and Other Characters’ and let it join the queue at my editor. I also need a cover so that’s been commissioned. And then I dusted off the latest instalment of my Harry Spittle Sagas, The Labours of Harry which has been fermenting for a while to edit it. It needed a lot less than I imagined and is in good shape.

If anyone fancies a beta read… you don’t need to have read the earlier books to enjoy it. It’s 1997, Harry is now 40, a partner in his law firm, up for management and knee deep in the sludge of office politics. He’s also going through his own midlife crisis, may be caught up in a terrorist plot to impact the upcoming general election and something odd has happened to his penis. All fairly typical for hapless Harry.

Of course were you happy to read, I’ll gladly reciprocate. Just let me know via the comments or the contact button.

Otherwise it’s been a quite week. We’re spending a few days in Suffolk enjoying the summer weather. For some of us, this is exhausting.

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published several books: a four book series following Harry Spittle as he grows from hapless student to hapless partner in a London law firm; four others in different genres; a book of poetry; four anthologies of short fiction; and a memoir of my mother. I have several more in the pipeline. I have been blogging regularly since 2014, on topic as diverse as: poetry based on famous poems; memories from my life; my garden; my dog; a whole variety of short fiction; my attempts at baking and food; travel and the consequent disasters; theatre, film and book reviews; and the occasional thought piece. Mostly it is whatever takes my fancy. I avoid politics, mostly, and religion, always. I don't mean to upset anyone but if I do, well, sorry and I suggest you go elsewhere. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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8 Responses to Week Twenty-Five: 2022

  1. Ah, Dog… the picture of serenity!


  2. Darlene says:

    Both of my dogs have been in the exact same position over the past few very warm days. Sounds like you are on a roll with your writing. Well done!


  3. trifflepudling says:

    I know how dog feels! Hedge cutting and clearing it all up 🥵


  4. willowdot21 says:

    Happy to read Harry’s last Horrah let’s face it this guy has had more crisises, teenage, twenties thirties and now mid life ….no wonder he’s obsessed with his penis! Poor bloke needs a brake! Enjoy your break and big hugs for Dog.


  5. Dog looks comfortable. I hope you have a nice holiday.


  6. Hi Geoff, you are simply churning books out. I have a few committed reads so can’t take up your generous offer in July or August. I have Walking Into Trouble on my TBR for later this year.


  7. You’ve been busy, Geoff. I’m not in a position to beta read right now, but I look forward to reading. Is “The Diary of a Trainee In-Law” anything like “Apprenticed to my Mother”? The titles sound similar and I loved that book.


  8. Suzanne says:

    Nothing like fresh air and sunshine to wear a dog out. Raining here and a nip in the air. Well done with the marathon run of writing.


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