I’ve been very remiss updating the blog again this week, after Victoria’s very successful, fabulous launch, and I haven’t even written that much but I’ve enjoyed the break from a busy time last week. I’ll let her write about the launch in her own time and on her own blog or elsewhere, but it couldn’t have gone better! Glad I managed to get a photo with my daughter.
As well as the launch, I was speaking at a writing group one evening on markets and marketing so had to prepare for that – which I absolutely enjoy. The group has lots of keen new members and it was great to share information with them in the hope of encouraging them to send out their work when ready. Now, I’m adjudicating their short story competition over the next few weeks so that will keep me out of mischief.
I also had a visit to the librarian in a nearby town as they’ve asked me to be involved in Book Week Scotland in late November – delighted to get the opportunity. And that opportunity seemingly partly came about because of a very kind gentleman recommending me to them. I had met him and his wife at another speaking engagement and he told the librarian about me! It also helps that The Highland Lass has a local setting so it should be of interest to readers. Just shows, we never know how one thing can lead to another!
I was amazed at the particular branch library where I’ll be speaking and only wish I lived nearer to one like that. Amazing space with several rooms and lots of computer facilities for learning and research, and they have a great variety of groups using the building. It must be of huge benefit to the local community out in that part of town. Interestingly, they now have fewer reference books in all the libraries because of the Internet. Must admit I still love consulting all the reference books I have at home after years of study, although it’s good to supplement them with online information.
I can share one of piece of good news – Tirgearr Publishing has accepted the third novella in my Aphrodite and Adonis series! The Aphrodite Assignment is a little longer than the other two and will hopefully round up the series nicely for now. I’ll share the other little bits of writing news in a later post, once I have details. Hope everyone is enjoying the lovely autumn sunshine while it lasts.