Not a great deal going on in my little corner of the world at the moment. Just sitting here twiddling my thumbs, staring out of the window, trying to find something to do…
Or, at least, that was how it was in the dream I had last night. The reality is pretty different (which is why I’ll be keeping this update fairly short.)
The first draft of As Morning Shows the Day, which will, all being well, be my third Legend Press novel, is two and a half chapters short of completion but is currently on hold whilst I work on rewrites for Children of the Resolution. My editors at Legend are really proving their worth with this, offering excellent insights and providing unbeatable support — as determined as I that my second book should be as strong as it can possibly be. Something that now makes me especially pleased that I didn’t have to follow the self publishing route; good editorial input really is so, so important (for me, at least.)
A lot of work — with much to think about — yes. Especially when you factor in that I am also starting to think about what I plan on doing next (a rather dark novel which was originally going to be titled Out Of Season, but which I now think may instead be called Beyond Love… what do you think?)
But still loving every bloody minute of it.
In other news: in the Redcar constituency we finally got shot of Vera Baird. The first time this constituency hasn’t had a Labour MP since its inception in 1974. It’s fair to say that I was never exactly impressed with Ms Baird, so consider this a definite result.
Also, I recently received my first royalty statement which gave me a far better idea of how well If I Never is doing. Sales from publication to the end of December 2009 were considerably higher than I expected. A good, solid start — so, thank you! The support you, my friends and readers, have given is really starting to have a very noticeable effect. So, once again, thanks for buying and thanks for helping spread the word. It is, as ever, truly appreciated.
Two sample chapters of If I Never can be read here.
To buy your copy of If I Never, please click here.