Another blow to my esteem!

Another disappointment from a Literary Agent, however, I must blog that ‘Jessica’ was very prompt in her reply even if it was a ‘no thanks’.  At least I didn’t have to wait weeks before finding that out! I wonder how long it will be before the sheer amount of work it takes to put a…

Royalties

I am having a really exhausting and frustrating time trying to sort out a number from the United States IRS (Inland Revenue Service).   I need this as I had my book published with an American company, although I was assured they had a UK office, my royalties will be paid from the US and unless…

A New Review

Name: Nikki I loved reading this autobiography which I am sure was quite painful to write – if cathartic. As we all move towards ‘older age’ the piece about Alzheimer’s can feel rather unsettling. Luckily it was not a choice I had to make with elderly parents. I hope your next ‘choice’ – to write…

Literary Agents

Spent most of the day putting a proposal together to send to a Literary Agent, and they were very helpful with advice when asked.  However, the message was thanks but no thanks.  Trying not to be too despondent as they don’t give a reason why?   It would be useful to new authors to find out…

Living with the Consequences

At last I have got to grips with the overall concept of my follow-on book – this time I will be looking in more depth at the daily consequences those decisions I took had on my health, well-being, and daily living. Not sure how easy this will be, but the first few chapters are starting…

Update on follow-up book

With all good intentions I have found it difficult to get started with my second book.  I am sure many authors reach that same impasse after the initial enthusiasm and flush from getting their first book published. Those ideas that kept floating into my head on a daily basis have turned to uncertainty and  I…