I am a perfectly imperfect author, Mum to two fabulous boys & Meniere's slave. Changing the world in my own way to make it a better place for everyone.
These are MY opinions. Don't worry if you don't agree. You choose how you interpret the words. Just remember "at the end of a storm, there's a golden sky..." YNWA. Be kind, caring and compassionate.
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Sunday, 14 September 2014
Don't look back in anger... fresh starts are the most satisfying
My past is laid to rest and from now on MY LIFE, MY FAMILY,
MY RULES – I am the master of my fate!
TUESDAY 23 SEPTEMBER
2014 7PM – 9PM
YOU ARE ALL INVITED! Regular readers will know, I rave about
my little piece of Italy in Wetherby, Sant Angelos. The restaurant features in my sequel
Beyond the Lies and is the perfect location for my first EVER book signing. If
you can make it, we would love to see you.
You know I told you the easiest part of a book is the
writing and the hardest is getting it published. I was wrong. The hardest part
is the MARKETING. It’s a time consuming minefield and for novice writers it can
make or break your book. At times over the last few months, I have been close
to throwing in the towel just out of sheer frustration. I find cleaning a great
reliever of frustration, or swimming.
After reading hours of literature and surfing the net, I
find myself going round in circles reading contradiction after
contradiction. My advice: MAKE YOURSELF KNOWN. Your greatest asset is YOU and
people don’t know of YOU unless you tell them about YOU. It’s not bragging!!!
YOU! YOU! YOU! Raise your profile. No one will do it for you. So no matter how
hard it is to put on a smile, you need to do it for YOU. And do you know
what?YOU CAN DO IT!
Whatever your background, wherever you have been – dust yourself
down, pick yourself up and GO FOR IT!
This week is usual madness – two trips to Sheffield, active
marketing for Beyond the Past (could be renamed making a nuisance of myself),
writing the sequel, Mummy duties and all the other mundane yet wonderful things
that are thrown my way. Persistence and hard work are everything.
Don’t forget my book giveaway on Goodreads – its open until
the 2nd October. Two signed copies just waiting here for lovely new