Sorry about the delay between posts. I’m still new to this blogging malarkey! So what’s been happening in my writing world? January and February have been taken up with marketing ‘Change of Life’. I’ve done a radio interview on the local independent radio station. It was great fun to do and I felt like a proper celeb with a book to promote. I’ve posted review copies to bookshops and anyone else of influence who I think might be willing to read and review/recommend. Several branches of Waterstone’s and Blackwell’s have agreed to stock it and it’s going on the Waterstone’s recommends table in a couple of branches. I must say I’ve found the Waterstone’s staff to be particularly helpful and welcoming to a first -timer. I’ve approached several book festivals as well. I’ve a couple of other promotional angles to try but that’s largely it for now.
I’m itching to get on with novel number two – of which, more later.
The only new writing I’ve done in 2010 is an entry in children’s story competition. I find myself quite drawn to writing for children – my day job as a primary school teacher helps – not least because I have a captive audience on whom I can inflict my attempts for comment. My pupils are very tolerant of Mrs Stormont’s scribblings and offer constructive but honest criticism.
But it’s the writing of intelligent (I hope) books for intelligent women that really pushes my on switch.
I promise to post much more regularly and frequently from now on. I’ll keep you updated on all my writing but especially on how novel two is going. I’ll also post helpful tips and sources of info for fellow writers.
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Kate Blackadder sent us EWC members the link to your blog. It’s great to hear that you’re doing so well with marketing the book – good luck with that. And good luck with the next book! I met you at the EWC prizegiving. I was still living in Edinburgh then, but I’m up in Inverness now. Having recently submitted my novel to an agent, I’m suffering from writer’s block, but your blog has inspired me to get writing again.
All the best
Helen, I’m delighted to have inspired you! I remember meeting you at the prizegiving – hope you are well settled in Inverness. Good luck with the agent. let me know how you get on. And thanks for visiting the blog.