I’m having a lot of fun writing this book and really hoping that you’ll enjoy it when it’s done. As it’s based on things that could (and do) happen in real life, it’s taking more time to write as I have to make sure that I’m getting my facts straight – I’m aware that someone will find a factual error somewhere along the line and will let me know – so I’m doing what I can to make sure that doesn’t happen (apologies from the get go if a blunder slips through!) As the first two books I wrote were pure magic and fantasy (okay, I took locations from places I am familiar with and – um – played with them a bit…), they were easier to manage. But this one needs to be correct in areas unrelated to location (which, in this book, takes place in a fictional area loosely based on a real place in England).
I’m still not entirely sure what it’s going to be called, but that will come to me before I finish, I’m certain! In the meantime, the storyline is buzzing along and I’m getting immense pleasure from it. My ‘how does this sound to you?’ young adult readers are constantly telling me to get on and finish it, so I must be doing something right! I just wish there were more hours in the day to do so, as my ‘day’ job seems to be becoming a ‘day and most of the evening job’… which is why I haven’t been posting as much as I really should – my priorities being my daughter, work – as it pays the bills and the onus is completely on me to keep a roof over our heads – writing and running the house. It’s a juggling act and on occasion I have to let a ball or two drop! (No rude jokes please!!) Sorry, to those of you who like reading my occasional inane ramblings!
By the way, I’m writing this as I listen to old Davie Bowie tracks, and last night my daughter and I had a Harry Potter marathon. No, we’re not wallowing in the aftermath of the tragic news that has hit the world so hard these past two weeks, we’re celebrating their genius and glad to do so. They left something of themselves behind for all of us to treasure and I am grateful.
On that note, if your child would like a copy of my books, The Seelie Princess, or Rise of the Dragons, please click here if you are in the USA, or here if you are in the UK. You don’t need a Kindle, there’s an app that lets you download them to your smartphone and other places, and you can get them in paperback too if you like a ‘proper’ book to keep.
Until next time, live your life and make sure you enjoy every day!