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Thursday, 2 October 2014
There’s always hope…
It’s been an incredibly busy two weeks, professionally and
personally. After months of dredging up the past and forgiving myself for the
horrible mistakes I have made, I am ready to move forward. I have even found
myself thinking of dating again – I never thought I would ever say that again
but third time lucky, maybe? Internet dating is an absolute no, no for me,
especially as one of my future crime novels will feature the pitfalls of it
(shudders at the thought!). The trouble is, outside of running the kids
everywhere I don’t go out and there my master plan of finding a partner in
crime fails miserably before it has even started. You never know, they say love
turns up in the most unexpected places. We shall see. For now I shall keep
creating my leading men rather than living with him – there are a thousand
pluses to that statement!
I’m writing this while enjoying a cream tea at Roundhay Park
– honest I don’t get out much. The sun is shining and only the gentle cool
breeze gives away the time of year.
Still on a high from the book launch, I am also delighted to
report Kindle sales have increased in the UK and in, drum roll please, the USA!
Me! Little ME! My book is out there in the world. My book is being read in
places I can only dream of visiting. I know one thing, I will get to New York
and Washington before I die, along with seeing a NRL game live in Australia.
Last Sunday was our last rugby league game of the season.
Where has this year gone? Usually, we are ready for a break – all rugbyed out!
But not this time, well not me. Wes probably doesn’t share the same
sentiment with his sore nose and black eye from the last game but I’m sad its
over and it could be the last game he plays for the Hawks – a short spell indeed.
The Rugby Football League decide next week the Academy format for 2015 and it
is very likely it will be a new system next year. We are waiting the news
before we can plan to move forward. Whatever happens his future looks great and
as a parent that’s what I hope for.
Well, I spent two days carrying out a full plot review of
the sequel just because I woke up at 3am in a blind panic that the continuity
was all wrong and that I’d got one of the characters visiting a prisoners when
he himself was in custody – sounds like an episode of Soap! Do you remember
Soap? Anyway, I hadn’t – the prison visit occurs before the incident he is
arrested for. Panic over. Serves me right for doubting myself. Old habits die
hard. I can’t say much more, I don’t want to give anything away. I am very,
very close to finishing the first draft of this book now, hence the 4.30am
starts – I write better in the morning.
My biggest decision when the draft is finished, is which
storyline to choose next. All of them excite me… decisions, decisions.
A huge thank you to all 714 people who took the time to
enter the competition. Congratulations to Wendy Holland of Ontario, Canada and
Tracey Trafford, USA. Your signed books will be on their way to you shortly.
Well, I’m off to pick the boys up now (actually I’m
finishing this off sitting in the car outside school – every minute counts!)
Good luck to all the teams in the Championship Grand Final
at Headingley this week – gutted Sheffield Eagles didn’t make it but there’s
next year. Good luck to the Rabbitohs in the NRL Grand Final, which is
typically on at the same time as the Formula One – thank goodness for Sky Plus!