Today is my official day of retirement from writing full-blown novels. Well, almost!

I have done the reread and the read of my last contribution to the literary world.

Tonight, or first thing tomorrow, I’ll parcel it up and send it to my proofreading lady to deal with the commas, with’s and but’s as she sees fit. Then, when I get it back, I’ll read it again before sending the manuscript to my agent to see what she thinks of it and what she can do with it.

It was certainly the most exacting of all the four I’ve written over that 100,000-word target I like to set myself and stands as the longest at 115,668.

When I send it to the agent I’ll expose its title and if ever I can compose an intelligent, well-crafted synopsis I’ll post that too.


About Daniel Kemp

Daniel Kemp, ex-London police officer, mini-cab business owner, pub tenant and licensed London taxi driver never planned to be a writer, but after his first novel —The Desolate Garden — was under a paid option to become a $30 million film for five years until distribution became an insurmountable problem for the production company what else could he do? Nowadays he is a prolific storyteller and in May 2018 his book What Happened In Vienna, Jack? became a number one bestseller on four separate Amazon sites: America, UK, Canada and Australia. Although it’s true to say that he mainly concentrates on what he knows best; murders laced by the mystery involving spies, his diverse experience of life shows in the short stories he writes, namely: Why? A Complicated Love, and the intriguing story titled The Story That Had No Beginning. He is the recipient of rave reviews from a prestigious Manhattan publication, been described as —the new Graham Green — by a managerial employee of Waterstones Books, for whom he did a countrywide tour of signing events, and he has appeared on ‘live' television in the UK.
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2 Responses to Retirement

  1. I know it must be great. ☺☺

  2. Danny Kemp says:

    I hope you’re right, Patricia.

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