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#124 Reading The Man in the High Castle

I thought you might be up to your ears in posts about Covid-19, so decided to post a book review this week rather than reporting on the debacle that is unfolding in Brasil. A friend of mine told me he … Continue reading

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#90 Living with the headless mule

I have just typed the last words of the first draft of my fifth novel which I am tentatively calling LIVING WITH THE HEADLESS MULE. It is both a sequel and a prequel to my first novel LIVING WITH SACI … Continue reading

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#56 The day before the launch

As it is the day before the launch I have already prepared images, like the one above to go on my Facebook page. All the advertising on Facebook and Amazon is set up and ready to go. Book promotions have … Continue reading

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#55 Within a week of the book launch

Over the last week I have been busy preparing everything for the launch of my second book this Sunday. My first task this week was to schedule all the emails which will go out to my mailing list. I do … Continue reading

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#47 Checking how many books I haven’t sold.

The daily visits to kdp, createspace and draft2digital continue to see how many books I have, or haven’t sold.  Then I usually have a look at how my Amazon ads are doing. Facebook decided to reinstate my ad account with … Continue reading

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#45 Preparing a book for launch

I’m now about 5,000 words behind schedule on the word count for my fourth novel because I have been a bit consumed with preparing the launch of the first. The first thing I did was load the manuscript up to … Continue reading

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#43 Plan the next novel

  Although the first novel hasn’t been published yet (August 1st 2017 is the tentative release date) I am close to finishing the first rough draft of the third novel and so thoughts inevitably turn to the fourth which I … Continue reading

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#42 Preparing the first novel to be published

I’m rapidly approaching my first self-imposed deadline for the completion of my third novel so the first task of the day is to complete my self-imposed word count for that which is a painful process. I only hope that when … Continue reading

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#40 More re-writing

I am fortunate enough to have a handful of people to whom I can send my manuscripts and receive useful feedback of the kind that would cost me a lot of money if I hired a structural editor. The feedback … Continue reading

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#37 Sitting in a hospital waiting room

No matter how much a look after ourselves, which in my case isn’t very much, we inevitably feel a bit under the weather from time to time. Everyone knows that the GP is the first stop for any illness other … Continue reading

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