Writing a blog, it transpires, is a time-intensive effort. Between moving to Spain, starting a new job in a new profession and writing book number two, unfortunately my plan to pass on any worthwhile experiences I had as a new author went onto the backburner. I’m a bit more settled now and should be able to blog more regularly about all the errors I’ve made!
First things first. A big thank you again to everyone who bought Tricks of the Trade (my debut novel) and in particular, those who left a review on Amazon or Goodreads. It soared to grab an (Amazon) bestseller tag in Canada and Australia (more on bestseller tags in a future blog, as well as why Canada and Aus) as a direct result of the reviews it got on Amazon. So again, thanks a million.
If anyone who has read it wants to leave a review, feel free! I would really appreciate it.
The plan is to write a few blogs over the next few weeks with the various things I’ve picked up about writing. I’m moving around a bit just now (although the job has finished, hence having more time) so you’ll also have to suffer some pictures up of where I’ve been. Like here! Ominous, I know. Makes me think of a good story…
But, I thought I would accompany my dive back into the world of blogging with a bit of a splash: book number two in the Dakar and Scott series has been accepted by my publishers, Endeavour Media!
Great news. It continues with the same two characters (as you would expect from the series title) faced once again with an impossible crime. Alongside this, Dakar also has to deal with an ominous man from his past, threatening to upset his new-found balance.
It won’t be published for a while (December 2018 is the current timing on the schedule – more on timelines later). In the meantime, the plan is to kick on and continue to educate myself about writing (also to be included in the lessons learned postings) and write book number three in the series. I’ve five ‘howdunits’ firmly in mind, with a further two ideas I need to test out. Enough to keep busy!
Thanks for reading and if anyone has any questions they’d like me to answer, don’t hesitate to either ask them in the comments or email me on firstname.lastname@example.org. And again, any reviews for Tricks of the Trade are very welcome!
Back to the self-education…