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Week Twelve: About Last Night (or What To Do Next)

Week Twelve: About Last Night (or What To Do Next)

The launch event, after all the anxiety, went perfectly. I tried (and failed miserably) to get to talk to everyone but I did my best under the circumstances. It was just like a wedding except this time the in-laws didn’t eat all the cake while we were on honeymoon!

Week Ten: Are We Nearly There Yet – Part 2

Week Ten: Are We Nearly There Yet – Part 2

  It’s just over a week until Child Taken is released. I should be getting excited but I’ve not ordered the alcohol yet for the post-launch party and I’m also trying to work out how many glasses of bubbly you can squeeze from one bottle, so I...

Week Eight: It’s Not You, It’s Me.  No, Actually It Is You – Part 2

Week Eight: It’s Not You, It’s Me. No, Actually It Is You – Part 2

An agent had written me a very personal reply a year earlier saying he’d given Child Taken careful consideration. Twelve months on, with a much better version now in place, I sent it to him again. And got exactly the same ‘personal’ response. Identical to the last full stop! I was learning, not very quickly, but I was learning.

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