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I read, write, edit, publish, craft and home educate. My debut novel Mrs Sinclair's Suitcase was published by Hodder in 2014. My second novel, A Life Between Us, was published in 2017. My third, The Road to California, was published in 2018, under my Louise Walters Books imprint. I live in Northamptonshire. My website can be found at louisewaltersbooks.co.uk

Thursday, 3 October 2013

The proof of the pudding ...

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