Holding the baby… An author’s perspective

Winter has certainly come. I had to break the ice on the toilet this morning and snap several unfortunate dogs off lamp posts.

I know I keep saying this but, the book is nearly here! But it is this time. The proofs arrived yesterday and today I will be posting them out to a lucky few, who I will then hound mercilessly to read and check for any overlooked errors.

I do have a book cover but, well, I think you can wait a couple of weeks. It looks fantastic, or so I’m told. It’s very exciting.

If I’m honest, I wasn’t too bothered about the whole, holding the final book, thing. A lot of authors say that it is a great feeling to touch something which they have created, a conceptual concept made physical. My thinking was, well, I could be holding any book but, as usual, the world prooved me wrong. It was good to know that weight in my hand was a real book which I had created. I assume it could be compared, though distantly, with holding your child for the first time, though this papery sporn is quieter and smells better.

I’m also looking to do the audio book. I’m tossing up whether to have a professional read it for your listening pleasure or to do it myself. I’d rather do it myself but my reading speed in brail isn’t great so I’ll have to have a think about how I can make it work. I’m sure there is a way.

Until next time, which I hope will be the announcement that the book is now available to buy, keep warm, keep safe and keep reading.