... or no news is good news, or -
Or, actually, I've been busy behind the scenes. The Beta Reader period is done now, final (at least, I think they are final) changes have been made, and I'm now working on three fronts, none of them to do with actually writing anything.
The rather wonderful Scarlett Rugers is working on a cover design, which is under wraps for now, but I'm really excited about.
My good friend Philomena Hughes spent an hour last week patiently talking me through a photoshoot; all I have to do now is narrow down the selection of excellent pictures to three which can be used for author bios, website banners and general author pics.
And I'm talking to a publicity company, in the hope that we can find a method of promoting Going Back which sells some books without angering my bank manager more than is necessary.
All three feel like I'm moving in the right direction, but I'd still rather be writing. I'm now up to three possible concepts for new stories, and I'd like to write them too:
Shore Leave, half-written, but I know what I want to do with it now, and I'm itching to get back to it
A half-formed idea about a bookshop and coffee shop on the far fringes of Western Canada, which I'm thinking of as The Bookshop at the End of the World. I already have some characters sketched out for this, but it'll have to wait.
An even more nebulous idea, which may come to nothing - I'm letting it brew for now.
Now, if I could only get another six or seven hours in each day, I might be able to get all of this done.
PS - if you haven't already done so, could you 'like' the Going Back Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/goingbackbook Thank you!