Good afternoon! I just thought that perhaps I owed it to you all to let you know what I’ve been up to… having been a little quiet lately. As you may have read in a previous post, I have finished the first draft for the sequel to “Sophie’s Turn.” Now, I’m in the ‘manuscript resting’ phase. This means that the pile of paper pictured below is currently busily being ignored while my mind takes a break from the plot and the characters. In this manner, when I return to the manuscript for editing in a couple of weeks’ time, I’ll have a fresh outlook on it and I will find it much easier to spot holes, inconsistencies, fine-tune the humour, dial out the comedy moments and generally do everything else that authors do to make a good book truly great.
In the meantime, I thought I might get some rest, too. Not so! Here’s what I’ve been up to:
**Thinking about marketing and promotion
**Dreaming up the cover
**Dealing with half-term….
**Travelling to London to visit the US embassy for an ITIN (long story)
**Organising a birthday party for my five year-old
**Blogging, guest blogging, facebooking and tweeting
And somehow, days go by before I can say, “Sophie’s Run.” And yes… here’s a little snippet of info to whet your appetite. At this time, I am reasonably confident that the sequel will be titled “Sophie’s Run.” Why? Well, watch this space… I’ll be guest blogging at a really hot blog very soon about the sequel!
With that, I shall allow myself one, or maybe two, more weeks of maturing time for the manuscript. So long my friends, and stay tuned!