I haven’t blogged for a while, or participated (properly) with social media. It’s all been for a good cause – I concentrated all of my energies on my BA (Honours) English Literature and Creative Writing degree, of which I have now completed the first half of my third year.
I used to be able to do more – either my MS is getting worse, I’m getting older, or the course is getting more demanding. Probably mostly the latter but also (probably) a combination of the three.
I have still been reading for fun, of course but all the other things (book promotions, reviews, adverts) have had to take a back seat.
I plan to use my summer to write my next standalone novel – I am too anxious to reveal the title today, although I’m not sure why.
First, I plan to relaunch my 2017 novel ‘1962 (an uplifting tale of 1960s Lancashire)‘
You know, someone hurt my feelings about this cover earlier this year and I could really have done without it. There’s a long story behind the cover, my dad didn’t want his face on the cover (!) and the person I gave the photograph to to draw a picture from didn’t illustrate an image of the bike. Amazon KDP were not happy with the original cover (too blurry) until eventually I was forced to change it. The cover you see above is aiming to be an old Penguin.
Anyway, I plan to change the cover when I relaunch.
One advantage of being an indie author is that I can make these kind of decisions and change things whenever I fancy it. (Although it doesn’t provide protection from busybodies)
Thank you for understanding, I hope everyone has a fabulous summer, Samantha 🙂
PS I wrote these!