WHERE TO FROM HERE?
I'm still set to publish Gristle's Revenge after the summer. I was hoping to launch on Halloween, but this year it falls on a weekday so it'll have to be probably in November, as I'm away in Liverpool at the SIGBI conference in October.
The hunt for an illustrator has been quite stressful. Initially no one came forward, despite me advertising on Face book, Margate and Kent Creatives. When a local Art student stepped up, I almost bit her arm off. It's been a learning process for both of us and I really appreciate the work my first illustrator did on WOTW. Since then two more illustrators have come forward and though I might use them for the more intricate drawings, I really want to give the student a chance to complete some of the chapter heading drawings.
I have several other novels in the pipeline. The follow-up for Aquasapien Metamorphosis, Prodigy is half written, but as Metamorphosis currently hasn't sold many copies (despite getting excellent feedback) it's hardly worth finishing it. I only have one retail outlet for Metamorphosis at Quex Barn and selling one a week isn't going to cut it. I need roughly £2,500 to publish a novel. I could seriously do with some reviews on Amazon or Goodreads. If I had a pound for everyone that had promised to do a review and hasn't bothered, I could write full-time. So completing Prodigy doesn't look like its going to happen any time soon.
Meanwhile, I have a novel 'What if ' an undercover adventure, and another called 'Between Worlds' which involves a journey through the seven levels of hell. Then I have several written others about a quarter length each. In addition, Gristle's Revenge is set for a third novel, but the idea hasn't yet solidified in my brain for that one.
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