I received my allotted five proof copies of Mrs Sinclair's Suitcase today. Picture above (sorry about the bright green table). As publication day creeps ever nearer, I'm getting nervous and excited... lots of doubts... what if people don't like it? What if they don't read it?? Most people won't read it (especially Noel Gallagher!), and that's the way it is for all novels. So I'm just going to try to enjoy everything surrounding the publication and try not to worry.
I won't do a "giveaway" for a proof copy (I'll wait for the hard back and do one then) but if anybody would like a proof, let me know.
Thursday, 3 October 2013
I have a proof copy of my novel! Yes, they're printed and getting out there... so now I'm getting nervous, because "real" readers, with no bias or affiliation, no axes to grind, and with no personal connection to me, are going to read my story... and say what they think. It's a scary moment for any writer, as well as an exhilarating one. It's really happening... and actually, it's a privilege to be where I am right now, and I won't forget that.
The funny thing is, I'm still working on edits... the USA copy edit came back to me last week, so I've been busy with that. That edit has thrown up a couple of errors in the UK edition, so there will be a few changes by the time the hardback is published here in February. Such a convoluted process, I had no idea... but fun, a lot of fun, and a steep learning curve for me... I keep having those "next time I'll do things differently" moments.
My baby born at last...it's been a long gestation