A Quick Update
Thanks for all your wonderful messages
First of all, thank you to each and every one of you who sent me congratulations, high fives and warmly worded messages telling me how well I write. It is wonderful to read such inspiring words like:
‘You’re such an entertaining storyteller… and you just have that natural gift of being able to write.” And, “You’re not just well written - you’re also incredibly entertaining.”
Thank you, Nick, one of my paying subscribers, for those incredibly kind words and for your sincere message of congratulations, which made me feel extremely emotional. I will reply to your e-mail soon.
Update on what’s happening
The contracts (one for my novel The Mysterious Disappearance of Marsha Boden and one each for two children’s books) were read through thoroughly and are now back with the legal department at the publishing house and will be returned to me to sign, hopefully, next week. Once they are signed and returned then I can pop the champagne open!
Then the real work begins of editing, deadlines, etc. before the book is published and then the PR tour starts: book launches, book signings, and generally getting the word out there so that people can buy my novel.
In trying to get ahead of the game (I have always been a very organised person, a trait of being a PA/Secretary for most of my life, I guess), I have started my second novel and am 10,000 words in already. It is flowing fast and furious and I am so excited about it because it feels good. I am not giving anything away at this early stage other than to say that I am getting my head down now and writing as much as I can before I have to stop and concentrate on the editing and marketing of my cosy murder novel.
That friends, is all for now. I have a busy and exciting time ahead and, as promised, I will keep you updated along the way.
In the meantime, if you have ever wanted to write a book then I highly recommend Stephen King’s On Writing. It is packed full of fascinating and interesting facts and insights into how the King of Writing faced his writing day and is a thoroughly enjoyable read for anybody, particularly if you want to write.