The month since my last blog has whizzed by. Time does that, doesn’t it?
Since then we have welcomed a new pregnancy from Charlie, a new imprint for me, a winner for the Prediction/6th Books competition, finalised retreat dates, had a ride in a Chinook and I’ve opened my diary for new clients. Oh, plus the Jubilee.
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This is baby number 4 (post office voice) and the little boys and all of us are thrilled with the news. After I’d had Charlie and became pregnant again I was frightened that I’d used up my love quota on her. Of course, I learnt that there isn’t a finite amount but is never-ending and the more you have the more there is. One of the many joys of being a grandparent is that it happens all over again with bubbles of excitement and love.
As we like new things so much it is fitting that my new imprint is shared with the world. Drum roll – please welcome Bedroom Books. If you are interested in erotic writings please have a peep though the tab at the top of the page. We are accepting proposals so if you write romance, erotica and the like please consider us for your next book. The imprint is still quite virginal so let’s grow it together.
The competition winner will be announced in the July issue of Prediction magazine so watch that space.
I get many emails about writing. People want advice, guidance, help. They want me to read their words and comment, edit and pass on to interested parties.
Some are direct and want me to share names and contact numbers. Others are needy, some are sly and a few are downright rude and offensive.
Sadly many messages are from those who are too lazy to find things out for themselves. They expect favours and they seem to think I, and maybe even the world, owe them something.
And, of course sometimes the boot is on the other foot - I send messages asking people to read my books or those of my authors so we need to find balance. I do my best to only send polite to the point messages. Despite that I am used to being ignored... something authors need to understand :). It happens. A lot!
I am happy to help out with genuine enquiries from considerate people but when an email begins with, ‘I know you’re busy but…’ or is full of false flattery or has huge attachments there is only a one button action.
I know if you’ve read this far that you’re not like this so maybe now is a good time to mention my open diary. If you are ready to move forwards in life and maybe write the book you have thought about for years please check out the mentoring tab.
Thank you for reading.
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