This method of working has increased my confidence in the novel. Knowing he is keenly awaiting the next installation is a brilliant spur. He sends me an email when he has loved a chapter, so when it fails to ping, I know further work is in the offing. As a pure reader seeking entertainment and hoping to feel empathy with the characters, rather than reading it as a copy-editor or proofreader, he is giving me the feedback I need at this stage and always suggests wonderful ways out of any inconsistencies or dead-ends in the plot.
In other news, When Planets Slip Their Tracks, my story collection, is due to be released by Christmas if all goes well. Ink Tears, the publishers, say it will soon have its spine, so, with that in place, I am looking forward so much to seeing it up and running.
And finally, Tying Down the Lion has been given a very kind review by Carol Sampson on her website here. Nothing thrills me more than knowing a reader has enjoyed their journey with the Bishops, so, while gnashing my teeth over Chapter Eighteen of novel two before the hubster sees it, her lovely response has given me a wonderful boost.
|Adrian (another male whose life is thrown into turmoil by females) with me and our three daughters at the launch of TDTL|