Although I don't update this site often, I've noticed this absence more than usual - although you may not have!
During my last post, I was deep in my blog tour to promote You. I. Us., as well as finishing edits of a new book so I could submit it to my editor. There's going to be a little delay hearing back from her, so I'm trying to ignore that for now.
Almost as soon as I pressed Send on that submission, my laptop had to go for a bit of TLC with a nice computer guy. So, here are some things a writer does when they don't have computer access:
Here are a few photos from my trip:
You. I. Us. is now available to pre-order on Amazon. Just follow this link to go to your local Amazon site.
Don't forget to show your interest on Goodreads too, it makes me happy when I see the stats rising.
I'm currently sorting out the final arrangements for a signing at my local bookshop, The Bookshelf. It's a lovely shop that makes a great hot chocolate, and is very supportive of local authors, jewellery makers and artists. If you're ever passing over the Tamar Bridge, take a detour into Saltash, and check it out.
It's the last day of March, and it's beautiful!
One of the downsides of having a dog and not driving is that I end up at the same place almost every day. One of the upsides is that it is an amazing place, full of wonderful dogs and their humans, and the view always takes my breath away. Each and every time. And I'm talking literally here, not figuratively - sometimes I gasp!
I'm currently between writing projects, again. (It seems to happen quite a lot, I really should be more organised.) My aim to take the whole of March to redraft and edit my novella halted abruptly when I finished on the 20th and immediately queried it. I'm now waiting to hear back.
My next tasks are to start on preparations for launching You. I. Us. in June. I have two signings already set up - and guess what? One's in a speciality hot chocolate cafe! Yum yum yum...
Late last night, I finally came up with the first line of my new book. I was expecting it - I've been waiting for it for a while - so you'd think I'd be ready to make a note, wouldn't you?
Sometimes, when I think of brilliant lines after I've turned my light off, I'm too comfy and try to remember it. It never actually works, though, so last night I put the light on, grabbed my pen and scribbled it down on the back of an envelope. Jut as well, because when I woke up this morning, I'd forgotten that I'd written it!
That's why writers always carry pens :-)
I am now listening to Ella Fitzgerald and reading about hearing voices, both for research.
I'm also thankful for the wonderful walk I had on Seaton Beach yesterday, topped off with a lovely hot chocolate.
Today is the International Day of Happiness, so today I'm sharing things that make me happy.