Well I've been a bit quiet here on my blog recently, not really saying much about what I've been working on, so thought I'd write a little update today.
The reason I've been a bit quiet is on my launch day for New Beginnings, I sat in front of my computer for 16 hours straight and STILL didn't feel like I'd done enough to share links and thank people. Please do visit my pages called 'interviews' and 'guest blogs' as I have updated them to show the blogs that were published on the day. After that long day, it has taken me a while to get back into the swing of being on my computer again!
I have received some lovely emails from people who bought the book on the day, some of which have really stuck with me. It means so much to be told that my words have had an impact on somebody.
I have been working on my second novel, When Dreams Come True. My beta readers were very enthusiastic about it, and I have spent the last six months sending it off to publishers and agents. The response has been a selection of form rejections and hand-written complimentary "nearly but not quite" notes, but the overall scenario is I am now gearing up to self publish the book. It has been edited and I am now sending it to some readers in the right age group to see what they think of it. I also have a proof reader and cover designer waiting in the wings so hopefully this book will be available by the summer. I've even set it up on Goodreads so you can follow the updates on there if you so wish.
I've started writing my third book for children, which is a traditional adventure story for younger readers, age 6-9. It's based on a place I've actually been to - I knew as soon as I clapped eyes on it that I would end up writing an adventure story about it. I will be going back there soon to absorb the atmosphere again and take some photos.
I currently have some stories (for adults) going through the submission process for some womens' magazines so please keep your fingers crossed. One of them has been out for nearly 4 months so I imagine I will hear about that one before too long.
I have got some exciting events coming up this year. I am going to a school reading festival in September which is at the school I used to go to. That will be great fun for many reasons, but not least because I can have a snoop around and see what has changed there. I am also very excited about National Flash Fiction Day (May 16th) which will be a lot of fun. You can see my writer profile for this here.
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Thank you so much for reading,