What went well this year, and what did not. (And the lessons.)

On a long bicycle journey there is much to be said for stopping to smell the roses. For dismounting and seeking out a vantage point from which you can take stock. For looking back, and for pondering what may lie ahead. As with many aspects of a journey, this is a…

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Looking Back At 2012, And A Glimpse Of What’s Ahead For 2013

At the beginning of this year I made a single resolution. http://flickr.com/photos/tom-allen/5449384250/ It was entirely private; I did not post it on this blog, nor did I promise to keep anyone updated on my progress. Nevertheless, I have kept it. I resolved to throw away the safety blanket I’d been…

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What I Learnt From My Copy-Editor

Less is more.

A quick update on Janapar, the book

At 2am this morning I completed my last run-through of the edited manuscript, which I received on Friday night, and — all being well in the proofread — it is the last time that the text will change for this first paperback and hardback edition of Janapar that Kickstarter has made possible!…

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Lessons Learnt From Releasing A Stupidly Personal Adventure-Romance Documentary

Regular readers will have noticed that the blog has been rather quiet recently — specifically, since last Monday: the day before I launched Janapar. http://flickr.com/photos/tom-allen/8251858651/ This is partly due to being snowed under from the moment I pressed the big red button, right up to Wednesday this week when the…

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