A teaser of the front cover of my new children's book.
I'm just making a few more changes to my book before I start the ball rolling on getting it published.
I've been up since 7:30 working on my next book and it's almost there. A few tweaks here and there and I will be deciding on which printers to use and my self-publishing options. It's very exciting and I can't wait to release it. It's a lot of hard work but I love it. When … Continue reading My next book is almost ready!
Children's book update.
After a full week, I got into work on Friday to see there was a visitor coming in to school to work with the children. After seeing his name, bells started to ring as I realised he was the children's author: Richard O'Neill. As soon as an opportunity arose, I introduced myself and asked if … Continue reading Editing my book
Well, it has been an interesting couple of weeks... A few blogs ago I was talking about the importance of networking and there has been some movement on that front. Now people know about my book, word is starting to get around. I've been in contact with someone within the world of children's literature, who … Continue reading Feedback
When I was trolling through dozens of publishers I learnt that unless you've already had a book published some publishers/literary agents won't even look at your work... Okay, so how do I get my FIRST book published if I already have to have one published for them to look at me? This scenario reminded me … Continue reading Chicken or egg
Now I’m in this stage of hiatus, waiting to hear from publishers, I wanted to do something productive that may help me along the way. At first, it was a big secret that I had written/illustrated a book and I’m not sure why. Perhaps I wanted to surprise people, perhaps I was worried about not … Continue reading Six degrees of seperation
After the roller-coaster of emotions from my false dawn, it was back to the waiting game. I've researched and submitted to a fair few suitable publishers and now I have to be patient. Some of the publishers state that they will endeavour to respond within six months as they have a large amount of submissions … Continue reading The waiting game