First ever blog post!
Well, 2013 has been quite some year and it isn’t even three-quarters over yet! Having The Paradise Trees published by the wonderful Legend Press has meant that at long last, I can hold my ‘baby’ in my hands – an amazing feeling.
The whole process has been amazing, actually. I’ve learned such a lot about editing and how publishing works – and then there’s the whole social media thing too. Very fortunately for me my sons are a whole lot more knowledgeable there than I am (understatement of the century) and have been really helpful in getting this website, which is still a work in progress, up and running. We’ll be adding quite a lot more over the next few weeks so keep looking in!
The whole ‘editing The Paradise Trees’ process was accompanied by our removal from largish house to medium-sized flat. Anyone who has ever downsized from 10 rooms including the cellar, to 4, will sympathize here. But we made it, and having the carrot of a soon-to-be-published book in front of my nose all the time made it almost enjoyable. Almost.
Last week I returned from an action-packed three weeks in Scotland, launching the book at Waterstone’s in Argyll Street in Glasgow – thanks to all involved, it was brilliant – and doing a series of library events in Edinburgh with fellow Legend-writer Bea Davenport. I felt as if I was in the middle of a dream the whole time – me, standing in a bookshop or library, talking to people with my book in my hands… doesn’t get much better than that.
Okay, that’s enough for today. Next time, I might even know how to post up photos!
To be continued…