Can things get any more wonderful? I know there's going to be a fall but for now, I'm going to live the dream, as they say. My proof editor is doing a fabulous job and he has suggested my story is not too dull - which is good. I reckon to have half proof edited by beginning of August and hopefully the rest by the end - at the current rate he is going. Can't share his name yet because I don't want him overloaded, but any of you waiting to have your books PE I will recommend - if he wants more work. For now need him focused on my pathetic offerings.
Joy oh Joy I've got a formatter!!! An internet buddy, and excellent writer of fantasy fiction in his own right, Gary Bonn has agreed to format the book. not sure about costs yet, hoping not an arm and proverbial leg. He is most welcome to advertise his novels here too.
Printer tells me they want everything together but if I can deliver by beginning of October they will have order completed for book launch date on 31st.
Next I need to go back to Waterstones and get something in writing. Also regarding the book launch party. I'm thinking Quex Barn - early evening on the Friday before 30th. Need to go speak to Ian the owner for that too.
In-between I'm sorting out detail for the Public Event raising the profile of Soroptimist International (SI) at ST Augustine's Westgate on 19th September at 2pm. I would dearly love to get a SI Thanet going. The event is to tell folk about SI and all that it does. It's a brilliant organisation and one that does so much good work. It makes you feel alive belonging to it and doing things to help other women and girls. I'm hoping for a big turn out, need to get the press release written next. That will side-track me off the book for a night.
Hope you enjoyed the illustration yesterday - feedback always appreciated.