Life in my little corner of Paradise has been rather busy of late. Creatively, I’ve been on something of a high — As Morning Shows the Day all but writing itself (the benefit of meticulous outlining, people), the growth of character and plot, the language, feeling more natural than anything I’ve written previously. Naturally, this probably has a great deal to do with the fact that I’ve now had If I Never accepted; having a group of people like those at Legend have such faith in one’s work… well, it just makes me want to write more… and more… and… well, you get the picture.
Things are moving fairly steadily with If I Never. Editorial work should be starting soon and I believe work has begun on the cover design (or it will be fairly shortly, at least.) Very exciting.
I’ve also been looking at different ways to promote myself and my work. My disability inevitably means that some of the promotional opportunities that other writers have simply won’t be possible for me and, so, I intend to play to my strength and do as much promotional work via the Internet as I can.
With this in mind, I’ve now set up a Facebook group. I already have a profile on Facebook, of course, but I’m not entirely comfortable with allowing complete strangers access to this. The group seemed an ideal solution. If you’re at all interested, you can join by clicking on this link. (There isn’t much going on at the moment but that should change in a day or two.)
Of course, not everyone likes Facebook and, so, on the recommendation of a friend in the know, I’m also reopening my MySpace profile (click here.) These on top of my blog and mailing list (not to mention Twitter, where I can often be found holding court and generally making a prat of myself) should provide enough options for the time being. If you have a preferred platform that I haven’t considered, however, please feel free to suggest it. I’ll appreciate it.
Finally, I’m also looking for websites/blogs that might be interested in interviewing me — perhaps to talk about how I came to sell If I Never or, maybe, other aspects of writing. If you know of such a site, or if you’re a blogger or online magazine editor who’s interested, please give me a shout.
Until next time.