Friday, April 06, 2007

I haven't dropped off the face of the earth!

A brief note to say that I am still frantically busy with my workload. Having delivered back the first lot of edits for A Place Beyond Courage, I am now editing Shields of Pride ready for its December Re-issue. (old issue UK cover on the left, new one to come) It's interesting visiting a novel so long after publication - around 11 years. Boy have I moved on as a writer. The main thing I appear to be doing is cutting adjectives - so I guess I've learned that less is more and I don't need as many words these days to convey what I mean. It's proving a fascinating experience. It does mean though that I am having to put in more hours on the day job in order to keep all the balls in the air. So the blog is just running at maintenance level at the moment. I have a couple of small things to post over the next couple of weeks - new foreign covers, dates of talks, that sort of thing, and I'll try to drop by when I can squeeze a moment.
I was in London yesterday. I had lunch with my editor - glamorous you might think, but actually it was a cheese sandwich in her office where we discussed the cover for A Place Beyond Courage and sales figures for other novels. I also managed to scrounge a copy of Stephenie Meyer's New Moon off the Little Brown bookshelf. I loved the first one in the series, Twilight, and I'm hoping to enjoy New Moon just as much. However The main purpose of being in London was to have a new author photo taken for my novels. Here's the url to his website
As long as I don't end up looking like Spike Milligan, I'll be very happy!

While I'm here, I should also add that my literary agency, Blake Friedmann has just gone live with its website. Url here:

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