Wow, what a great end to the year. My novel, I CAME TO FIND A GIRL, has been included in The Telegraph’s Best Crime Fiction Books for 2015. The review and full list is here.
And more good news, LONDON TSUNAMI & OTHER STORIES received an amazing review from literary website Literogo. Happy days.
Meanwhile, I spent quite a while queuing at the Post Office to send off copies of I CAME TO FIND A GIRL to the winners on Goodreads. Fingers crossed they all arrive safely. Happy New Year!
Up early: wake kids, wake kids again, wake eldest once again (probably shouting), walk dog (unless it’s raining – he doesn’t do rain), make massive coffee and check Amazon, Goodreads, Twitter and Facebook. Write diary and plan day.
Write, rewrite, edit or blog until lunchtime. Brief break for lunch with other half (he also works at home). Watch the news – risking boredom, depression or incredulity depending on severity of news items.
Back to work: check Amazon Author Central, Goodreads, Twitter and Facebook and respond to messages and emails. Write, rewrite, edit or possibly format depending on where I’m at with a project, and keep going until there’s a need to shop for food (always out of something). Walk the dog again.
The teenagers return. Cup of tea (I am British), and more of the same until it’s time to cook, read or watch TV (choosing either low-brow or high-brow, but nothing in between), whilst checking Amazon (cue excitement if I have any book sales) and Goodreads (again, happy to gain any reviews). Take the dog out in the garden (I have to accompany him because he is so small and there are foxes that might eat him), read and bed where, in my sleep, I solve all plot issues and devise brilliant promotional campaigns (if only), and wake ready to start again.