A successful morning writing session… in my pjs!

My New Year’s Eve morning was spent working on my latest novel.

You can’t beat a morning writing session, especially when you’re slumming it in your pyjamas with a Groot mug.

Now that I’m 3900 words in across three chapters, it’s time to hand over the story to my harshest critic, the other half.

T. J. Blake's morning writing session in his pjs

The Verdict

Luckily, she liked what she read. A couple of good points for me to consider too, but on the whole, she really enjoyed it.

You may think she’s biased. Trust me, she isn’t, she’ll tell me if something is complete rubbish or not!

Are you a fellow writer who writes in their pjs?

Feel free to send a snap and let me know where you are at with your latest novel!

Deception Exclusively Free on Story Cartel

Deception: A Love of Lies is exclusively ‘free’ to download on Story Cartel – https://www.storycartel.com/books/deception-a-love-of-lies

You may have heard of the website Story Cartel – it allows readers to download free books online, and authors to receive honest reviews from those readers. With this ideal combination, I am utilising the service of Story Cartel. This means that for just three weeks, my new psychological thriller Deception: A Love of Lies will be free to download, in return for an honest review – this is all I ask.

You can find out more about Deception and Story Cartel by continuing to Deception‘s Story Cartel page.

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Just a quick one from me! 

Getting closer to completing the first draft of my thriller DECEPTION! Can’t wait to get into the editing to fine tune this beast of a book. I’m excited about it, I hope you will be too!   

Writing DECEPTION – Instagram post 

#amwriting my next #thriller DECEPTION. So close to completing the first draft and really looking forward to making it available for everyone to read! 📖🖊 #author #writing #writer #mystery #DECEPTION #novel #book #TJBLAKE #comingsoon 
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Download my books to your Kindle for free this weekend! 

For this weekend (21st and 22nd) my books will be available on Amazon for free. You can download my stories onto your Kindle without paying a single penny, and begin reading within seconds.

There is no special reason that my books are free this weekend, I’m just feeling generous!  

Make sure that you head on to Amazon tomorrow and download all 3 of my books Endurance, Endurance: Apocalypse and The Author. 



Writing my new thriller ‘Deception’ – Chapter 17 & 18 

I’ve been writing and editing Decpetion this weekend, swiftly moving past chapter 17 and onto a shocking chapter 18. 

Billy had been enjoying his dangerous victory until a familiar face appears, in the most unlikely form. 

The victory suddenly turns into a punishment, which will haunt him for the rest of his life. 

Chapter 19 will be a tough and emotional time for Billy. 

Working on Deception this evening – Chapter 17

After a long and tension filled chapter 16, Billy is left haunted but victorious. He doesn’t know the outcome of the events from the night before, but after heading back into his woodlands, it looks conclusive. The emotions he’s now feeling are new to him though. 

Knowing what’s about to come, Billy has no idea what is about to hit him. The book has been building to this point, and I cannot wait to execute this part of the story – Billy’s world is about to implode. 

#amwriting #amediting #Deception #novel #thriller #comingsoon

Writing and editing Deception – Chapter 16

I’ve been working on Deception today. 

Chapter 16: Billy’s in his woodlands following someone. It’s a battle for pride. Will he go too far? #amwriting #amediting #Deception #Novel #comingsoon

More writing today

I’ve done some more writing today for my next thriller novel Deception. 

Today Billy has been told that his beloved woodlands are no longer his. He’s infuriated and now his mind is filled with anger…

Entering a different mind and body 

Today I have been writing. This writing though means that I have to enter into a different kind of mind state to become this character. This mind is unlike myself and any other character of mine. 

It does however make me wonder, is there any person out there who thinks the same as my character, Billy in this story? To be honest I hope not. Although his mind and thought processes are intelligent, imaginative and creative, he is dangerous.

Billy’s an interesting character, and I look forward to see where he takes me!