Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Interview with me at the Indie Book Lounge.

Seems that ordering in a tonne of books through the publisher isn't at all pricey, so the convention is a certain. Just need to book a table, which I will do next week. My first convention, scary thought. Just hope I sell lots of books! Planning to organise some book signings here in Swansea as a practise beforehand though.

Monday, 20 June 2011

Well it's coming along. Slowly. I'm getting to a point where I need to try and fit things into the right places, like a jigsaw. Things have to develop at a natural pace, not just within the book's time, but within the words that you're writing, that is, it has to be a few days for Candale, but also a few scenes for the reader, otherwise it all seems piled on top of each other and rushed. I remember when reading the Tamir Trilogy by Lynn Flewelling, in the last book the wife of the King went from hate to love very quickly (and the other way for another character) which seemed very unnatural to me. A lot of time might have passed, but without the scenes to show the development, it just seemed sudden. And that's what I'm dealing with now. Candale needs to make someone jealous enough to strike him, but I need to develop that jealousy properly.

Also working on my book launch BBQ. Hoping to get a cake with a picture of the cover on it. Tasty. :)

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

After 6 years (I first sought a publisher for the Shadow Seer back in 2005, it was accepted but the publisher went under) I now have a print copy of my book, in my house, on my table, next to me. It's a little surreal and a bit scary, to be honest! Now it's real, when it wasn't before. Before this it was just a picture on the Internet and the little blurb that I wrote. Now it's a book. Now I'm an author.
And now I need to get on with arranging book signings and doing conventions and things. No more excuses.

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Nice review on Book Lovers: review. They liked it, which is always good, though they did say I repeat myself, which I do. I try hard to avoid falling into that trap of drumming things home, but it's hard. I do find it interesting how this review, and one other on my review page, all say that I have built a great world and shown it well and so on, yet another review I had said I had not. I suppose it all depends on what your levels are, I suppose.

Children of the Shadow is coming along. Slowly, granted, but Candale is finally learning some long awaited truths, which is good. The start of the book is going to be filled with shocks for the poor boy, I hope he can handle them.

Saturday, 4 June 2011

After a very long wait, and a lot of price changing, the Shadow Seer is finally available on Amazon.co.uk

The Shadow Seer
Please check it out, buy it, review it :) Been waiting a long time for this and now it's here, I'm a bit stunned! But this does mean I will be able to attend Bristol Con this year, at the end of October. I guess I better practise my handwriting :)