A little later than promised, I can now announce the winners of the four prizes, should you wish to accept them. Please email me privately with your address so I can get them off to you.The Black Mask goes to Wendy Clarke
The Earrings go to Janice HortonThe Scottish Calendar goes to Linda la Roque
The Cranberry Lip Balm goes to Sharon Mail
Now that the excitement of launching the novel is over, I’m turning my attention to November. Last year I completed the NaNoWriMo challenge to write 50,000 words in November and found the whole experience excellent for a procrastinator like me. The first draft is the hardest slog and I love getting it all down then having something to work with.So that’s my plan for November – and I’m changing genre for it this year. Will let you know how I get on! I also have a talk to prepare to deliver at the end of the month and, of course, lots of other things will intervene, but at least it will make me get well into this particular project.
My promotional visits to blogs are continuing throughout the month and I’m so grateful to kind bloggers who’ve invited me on to their sites and for anyone who takes the trouble to comment. Today, I’m visiting a dear colleague and friend, Sara Bain, whose own debut novel, The Sleeping Warrior, was featured on this blog earlier in the month. Sara has also started new small publisher, Ivy Moon Press, where I’m being featured.I’ve also just discovered I’m featured on the Humanmade site. I’ve posted my scheduled blog visits for November at the side, just in case you have nothing better to do than read blog posts!
Since this is Halloween, it’s a good time to download Kath McGurl’s great little book, ‘Ghost Stories and How to Write Them’, which is free on Amazon until 2nd November.