So, I started the revisions of RIHH this week and so far so good. I laugh as I say that because by the time I was 11 pages in I already wanted a different ending and gave someone a bigger part. That’s the way these things go I guess.
I heard this week that there’s going to be a giveaway on Good reads of TISHSaD which is good (I think) because it says (to me anyway) that the publishers haven’t forgotten about me or the book and are trying to promote it. Could be totally wrong of course and it wouldn’t be the first time but I don’t really understand how the publishing world works so I have to trust the people that do. Its like when the edits came back for the book, a writer of some renown (who shall remain nameless but will know who they are if they read this) told me not to get too caught up in the minutia and look at the bigger picture. They told me not to worry about commas becoming colons etc. or small passages being changed. She taught me that editors are only as successful as the books they edit and to trust them. Name check here for Rebecca Lloyd at Accent Press. I do trust you. I also trust the rest of the gang too because I wouldn’t have got this far without them.
Just a quick question before I go and make a bread and butter pudding. Is there anything dear reader (I’m assuming someone is reading this) that you would like to know. My intention on this blog – like the one I previously had – is to have a conversation. Talk back to me if you don’t mind because don’t they say that talking to yourself is the first sign of madness.
I’m going to leave you today with a picture of Zoe. She died 9 years ago this week. She was a bit neurotic to say the least and could be a bit surly but she loved us and we loved her.