Publication day has finally arrived and I couldn’t be happier. Two years after deciding to write the novel, it’s on the shelves and that’s incredible exciting.
I hadn’t realised how emotional the whole process would be. It is tough submitting your manuscript and facing rejection but there have been real highs too. When I’d actually written 83,000 words and then was accepted for publication by Red Door I felt completely euphoric. I’d achieved my goal. It was a late spring day and I had a little glass of bubbly in the garden.
The publishing process takes longer than I’d imagined but I’m delighted with the book and can’t stop stroking the lovely shiny cover! Tonight is my first launch event with friends in Chorlton – where the novel is set. I hope I manage to hold it together for the evening and I hope everyone has a good time.
So for now, I’d like to thank everyone who has helped me along the way. If I can offer you help with your writing goals, drop me a line. We’re all in this together.
Finally – thanks to my dog Angus. He’s been with me through all the angst and as long as he gets a good walk, quite frankly he can’t see what all the fuss is about!