Amazon experience

More production news. Amazon now have ” A Lesson for the Teacher” on kindle but without a cover picture as I couldn’t work out how to change the size of the photo. Of course it’s on here ¬†on Pages (May 2016)and also on the paperback page so people can see it.

I’ll tell my followers a secret. I thought I had given up writing novels but a story is creeping into my subconscious. All I have to do is decide whether to self publish again or go with a publishing group. Maybe I’ll just let it stew until September and then start putting it on paper. I suppose I could serialise it on line?

I’ll feel better when I get my printer sorted. Giving this a rest for a week.j.

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Inspiration?

Now the last novel is on sale I need to find something else to write about. I thought of doing an autobiography until I realised I would have to censor it.

Should I brush up an old short story or look at magazines to find a competition? I need to get back to writing. “A Lesson for the Teacher” went very well at the launch and I have a number of outlets lined up for next week. When I find our launch photo I’ll put it on.

More promotion

Well, I got my name and news onto the radio. I think that’s probably enough promotion for now. Once the book is published I’ll do more.

Back to giving talks next week. I really enjoy going to WI meetings. Each one is slightly different and they are all so friendly and positive.

Next event WOW on Monday and I have my ‘sixties’ piece ready to read, along with a couple of poems from “Honey and Humbug.” I still haven’t any inspiration for further writing. I hope this changes soon!

Losing things

What do you have that you couldn’t do without? I know nowadays a lot of people depend on their mobile phones. What happens if they lose them? I felt annoyed when I lost my diary but I had most of the information somewhere else in the house so it wasn’t a disaster.

What I do find is that when I try to remember something and it is only on my computer I wish I had written it down somewhere. We should not rely on electronic devices. Good old paper and pen is more reliable, except when you forget where you wrote something down. Oh to be more organised!

For my political comment today – would it be a disaster if house prices went down? I can’t follow all the reasoning behind the rival groups but I do know that houses are far too expensive in relation to earnings and that we need many more starter homes and flats for young people. Logic dictates that we could do with a reduction in the number of extra people entering the country, even if they do live in multiple accommodation.

 

Getting there

For those of you following my efforts to update my computer – I’m getting there. Today I purchased a wireless printer which I hope will be recognised by my laptop.

Then I switched on to find the last of my lost followers on my emails – as well as a load of new ones. I hope I can write enough to keep you all interested. I don’t usually start creating anything new until September and I am tempted to start an autobiography but once the novel begins to sell I expect to write short stories or poetry, if I can find a competition that inspires. I don’t like open ended subjects but Writing Magazine usually has some good ideas.

I suppose the next thing will be to start putting photos on line. So far they are all from my camera but I’ll try to work out how to do them from a phone. It’s not fun being old, these days!

Fast Pencil

I don’t know how to do a search with a tag so that I can find my lost followers but hooray! I am beginning to reach you all again except for the blogger who uses fast pencil and reblogs all the time. Please come back. I’ll hope putting this title on will assist the discovery.

Amazon should soon have my latest book on, although it won’t be officially published until next month. I’ll have to go up in the loft and find some of the other five as there may be folk at the launch who have not seen them, especially as there are three of us with books this time.

I’m getting to like my new laptop. Now all I have to do is find some of the apps I would like to have on, instead of all the crazy games.

The Sixties

I think I’ll have to go on twitter and see if I can find any teachers who remember the sixties as most of the people I used to chat to about writing have been lost to me.

Our workshop on “The Sixties” at WOW in Worthing is at the Ardington Hotel on Bank Holiday Monday, May 30th 2-4.30pm. Wendy Hughes will be guiding us through the era and some of the Sea Scribes will be reading from their books and answering questions about their writing. I’m lucky as “A Lesson for the Teacher” is set in the sixties, as you can see from the cover a few posts back.

It looks like we are getting a good number of replies for the launch on June 3rd. Now all I want are some reviews from the books I have sent out. I’ll be giving away a few copies in goodreads next month.