If the retailers don’t get my spy novel out on Monday 30th, I’ll doubtless be really embarrassed. But I guess it’ll happen when it happens. I’ll just have to make sure that the firework display, orchestral concert, circus, global press conference, space shuttle flyby and all the other huge launch events can be flexible. I wish!
I’ve made some new author friends thanks to the wonder of Twitter. One of them, who seems to be a very good writer, has kindly offered to review ‘COAST: An Act Of Burial’ so, by way of return, I’m going to be reviewing the first novel in their sci-fi trilogy. I’ve got some research and another book to read before I can get my teeth into it, but I’m looking forward to it. The story concept is fascinatingly unique.
And talking of story concepts, I guess apart from supporting the marketing efforts of my first novel, I have to write the second. This is a slightly daunting task because, firstly, my brain has mostly been out of writing mode since I finished the first one and, secondly, I had the story of the first in my head for twenty plus years, so it was (relatively) easy. This time it’s a fresh story, new situations, virgin locations and additional characters—to whatever extent, a new world to play in. But I’m looking forward to it.
In other news, I’ve found a Print-on-Demand company who are offering incredibly reasonable prices and low minimum order numbers, so it looks like I’ll be able to do a short print run. The printed copies will mainly be sent to reviewers, but also given to the many people who’ve really helped me out with this venture.
Right, that’s all for now. Only six days to go… set your diaries to ‘stun’. Don’t forget to check out my author page on Facebook!
Roger and out, X.