This blog has become a substantial part of my writing life. It has helped to sharpen my communications skills (I hope) and given me a spread of examples of other people’s writing.
Last year I published Border Line (tick!) and managed to do better marketing of this book compared to the previous one, Unseen Unsung, (tick!).
This year I will complete research on the book of Letters from relatives of Far East POWs – Writing to a Ghost. I will make myself advertise in newspapers and Army magazines, to try and reach some of the relatives of the men in 27 Line Section. I will make a new effort to secure mainstream publication, but failing any progress on this by the end of the year I will set about self-publishing in 2016.
I will make progress on my new novel (working title Jeannie), using it as a balance to the darker work of the letters book.
I agree I think the blogging does help with regular attempts at writing and having some audience and responses. Good luck as you seem to be well under way with projects. I am just tying to finish my first!
Best of luck with your project. Finishing one always comes as a surprise to me, but I guess the only magic is keeping on until you get there.
All the best with your goals for 2015.
Thanks, good luck to you. The year seems to be slipping past and progress is slow.
I know that feeling. All the best, Su.
urgently need to speak to you about a POW please help
It’s great to meet you Michelle and your husband’s great uncle is definitely one of the men who went with my father to the Far East.