Obligatory new year post

I was going to do a post before 2011 ended about the amazing year of getting my first book published, but it feels better to do this in the first week of 2012. To be honest, December left me utterly exhausted.

If anyone had told me at the start of 2011 that by Christmas I'd have my novel in print, and on amazon, I'd have laughed -- then quickly made them give me the details of how they had come upon such detailed knowledge of my future. Time machine? or tachyon future phone? Spill the beans you damn time traveller! Honestly though, at the start of 2011, I had no blog and a 150,000 word manuscript nobody wanted. 

But things can happen fast sometimes (cue writing montage) and what followed is better documented in the basement posts of this blog. Along the way I have managed to pick up some amazing followers, and learned a little about this social networking thing. 

So now I should be throwing myself into book 2, but have decided instead to renovate our garage. Turns out demolishing brink walls and tin roofs in 30+ heat is just what the doctor ordered to take my mind off writing (and checking my sales on Amazon) The renovation will more importantly also give me a study, and so book 2 will not be written on the kitchen table. 

I really hope you have all started this year with a sense of enthusiasm and determination. The book world is changing fast, and I truly believe there has never been a better time to be a writer.

Next post will be about my book launch I promise, and then I'll start the real push to sell my novel with blog tours (contact me if you're interested) and competitions. 

I have a feeling 2012 is only going to get busier. 


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  1. Good luck - and may the hard physical labour bring you lots of new ideas :-)

  2. Isn't it amazing how in one year, your life can be turned and twisted into so many different ways and means? So glad for you and the publication of your novel. May 2012 bring you even more wonderful things.

  3. It's awe-inspiring, each day in 2011 must have been a page turner for you. Good luck for 2012 (the world won't end anyway lol)

  4. Sounds like a wonderful year, with hopefully much more to come. I get some of my best ideas and drive while entirely busy at something else and not thinking about writing at all. I agree that now is a great time to get into the publishing world, though also a bit scary.


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