While the enthusiasm lasts
The first week of the year tends to go one of two ways for me; either I’m riding a wave of enthusiasm until I take a nosedive into the jagged rocks of reality sometime in the second week, or I’m like a bear coming out of hibernation, stumbling, half drunk, hungry and angry.
Thankfully this year it’s the former (hey that shoreline looks rocky over there, let’s pretend we haven’t seen it) and I’ve been going like the proverbial firecracker. Work on the third book in my series is progressing well, I’ve been journalling like someone whose wrist doesn’t hurt after two minutes of writing (ouch, btw) and I even managed to walk past the pastry section of my local food emporium without snapping like a twig and running from the store laden down with brown bags filled with hot sausage products.
Most excitingly, I’ve contacted both my editor and my cover designer, and booked their services. This means that, barring my editor literally scorching my manuscript with buckets of red ink, that I should be able to hit my deadline of having my first novel, Blood on the Motorway, in your grubby little mitts in either late March or early April, in both print and e-book format. Which is quite exciting.
For the eagle eyed amongst you, yes, that means I’m not going to have the cover for the book you can see on my books page. I’m going to have a better one. Very excited to see it. I've commissioned the outstandingly talented Dominic Sohor to design it (that's one of his up at the top there).
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