Preparation

A week of getting things ready. First, the novel. I still haven’t sorted all the spacing but I’m nearly there. I keep stopping to look for cover images because it’s more fun.

Then, the charity Gig. The Sea Scribes had a rehearsal on Thursday and we now have tickets and posters. On Sunday we go to look at the hall again. The Parkinson’s society are sending literature and balloons, the St Laurence singers are already ordering tickets, now to advertise ‘Music and Words’ with local musicians and writers on Saturday 12th May at St Botolph’s Church Hall, Worthing, 7.30pm.

I need to search out some more poems and we are seeing the folk singers on Sunday to check who is willing to perform. Wish us luck!

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Planning a Gig

The Sea Scribes are planning a Charity Gig in aid of Parkinson’s with readings from the group mixed with songs and music from local musicians. It’s an experiment and we don’t know how many people to expect but we hope they will remember us and,maybe, be curious enough about us to investigate our books.

Being a bunch of local authors writing in a variety of styles and publishing in a number of different ways gives folk a choice of reading matter, fiction, non fiction, fantasy, romance, mystery, historical and crime.

Also, local musicians don’t always get the exposure they deserve and this will be an opportunity for the audience to relax and join in with familiar songs as well as hearing new ones.

Worthing is becoming a hub of home grown entertainment.

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Back home

I wasn’t happy with the new theme so I have reverted to the old one. Now I have to check if I have lost anything. I’m going to have another go at the photos so there may be one on here from the Southern Book Show. No, it still won’t load but here’s a nice picture instead. I found it when I was looking for book covers but it’s the wrong shape.pexels-photo-800721.jpeg

 

Advertising

UK Southern Book Show on Sunday was a success as far as I was concerned, with six books sold and lots of interest from people who took bookmarks and chatted about writing. The pity was, that although there was a great deal of advertising on line and the organisers sent out loads of flyers  there did not seem to be any large posters round the town and the local people did not seem to know there was a free event going on at the Pavilion in Worthing.

Young people must be aware that the older generation rely on posters and word of mouth to find out what is going on locally and many of them still do not use smartphones or computers.

The choice of genres was fantastic and authors had come from Yorkshire and Birmingham to show their books. Hopefully, word will get round and the next one will be even more successful.

Bookshow

I had a great time selling books at the UK Southern Book Show on Sunday but now the photos I took won’t load. Still, I gave out lots of bookmarks (and barley sugars) so the marketing efforts might have worked. I’ll have one more go at the pictures today and if it doesn’t load I’ll try tomorrow.

No’ it would not load. Says there’s an error -but not what the error is!

 

Proof reading

I know, ‘Never Proof Read Your Own Work!’ but when the manuscript has an error on almost every page one has to. Most of my mistakes are spacing errors because of my lazy typing but there are places where I should have used contractions, especially in dialogue and there are times when I have called someone by the wrong name ( unforgivable!)

Anyway, the first draft of the next novel is complete so I’m transferring all the corrections from the manuscript to the computer.

I still haven’t found a cover picture I like, although there are a few possibles.

All planning now in hand for the Southern Book Show on March 4th. All previous books will be for sale but mainly’ A Lesson for the Teacher’ as it has a wider appeal than just Worthing. All I need is lots of readers who remember the 1960’s!