Hey all! So there wasn’t a blog at the start of the week. I had an assessment to do for my Open University course. It seemed to suck all my time and energy, but I’m sitting down now to write a blog. I’d just like to start by mentioning Twitter. Yesterday I had the great pleasure at meeting many really friendly and nice people. Usually when I make connections on Twitter it’s just a couple of tweets but yesterday was awesome. Lots of conversations going on and people I’ll follow via their blogs and writing. Thank you all for showing me Twitter can be great!
Some of you may remember that I have my novel, Welcome To Carrion City under consideration with a publisher. Well, it’s now been seven months since they received the full manuscript. I had a look on their website and it does in fact say that they can take 7-9 months to reply. But I decided to sent them a polite and friendly email just to see if they could confirm they were still looking at the novel or not. I think this was a bit of a gamble but there’s not much to lose by doing this. If they’re not interested, there are others to send it to or even self-publish the sucker. Yesterday, I also submitted it to another publisher. Now there’s a bit of a debate with whether you should send your manuscript out to just one publisher at a time or many. For me, I feel it’s unreasonable to assume a writer will wait months for a single rejection before moving on. Others may differ with this but that’s how it works for me. The publisher I sent it to has a much faster turnaround time and I should hear back within three weeks. I’m not expecting much but it doesn’t hurt to try. At the moment my novella writing is receiving more of my attention than my novels.
I’ve actually managed to have more time with my Kindle this week. It’s such an awesome feeling to not be reading academic material. There are very few things I like better than getting a cup of tea and sitting down with my Kindle. Wow, that makes me sound boring as hell! My book is up to number 2 in the weekly top ten chart on @Indieauthorland. I’m so happy with this. Again, if you’ve not read my interview, check it out here http://www.indieauthorland.com/archives/3250 I’ve also got a couple more interviews coming up in the next month or so. When I know more, I’ll post about it.
Only The Dead: An African War now has 3 five star reviews. One on Amazon.com, one on Amazon.co.uk and one on Goodreads. I couldn’t be more happy with the feedback I’m getting for it, though I am prepared for some negative reviews. Every writer gets some. So I’d just like to remind anyone who has bought the book if you’ve finished it and enjoyed it, please put a review up on Amazon and/or Goodreads. It doesn’t have to be a huge review just enough to tell others what you thought. Reviews are primarily what encourages others to take a chance and buy a book. So please, just take a few minutes from your day and pop one on Amazon.
Well I hope you all have an awesome weekend. I think I may venture out to the cinema this weekend. Until next time.