We finished off at P&K’s on Monday, me having popped down to Wells to complete Part 3 of my middle-leader course at Wells. Whilst, in the long term, I’d rather just be writing, these little excursions are fun and, should I stop, I will miss them. Anyhow 3 more sessions and 3×360 degree reports to complete, and I should be done. Fab.
Yesterday we drove up to Penkridge to look at wedding venues (etc) for Bex and Steven whilst they stick up hurricane shelters – the Bahamas are in the path of hurricane Mathew. It’s due there tomorrow. School is closed, so the pair of them have been out stocking up with supplies (mostly booze by the look at the photos). The government apparently turn off the electricity tonight at 10pm. Good luck to them! But, what an experience.
Whilst C has been doing most of the leg work I have concentrated on two things. First, getting the new solar panel to work. I hope I’m there after fitting the electrics today. But we won’t really know until tomorrow when Mrs Sun pops out.
Second it’s been about getting on with Chapter 4. Book 3 is already a bit darker and the first part of Chapter 4 describes a young woman held against her will in a superyacht. It’s not graphic, and it’s not sexual, but it’s tough to write and I think will be tough to read. But I’m sticking with it!
And what about the other two? Well FtF sold well over the weekend without any marketing. I had a stab again with the U.K. market, and nothing happened (I was using the video rather than a still to see if that helped.) Well, nothing happened so I switched the money to the US. And then, all of a sudden, I sold some books in the UK! You can’t win.
Anyhow, I’m 40 books short of paying back my small advance, and then any sales come to me (at 50% royalties). Yippee!
Heading east tomorrow, hoping to see ex-Army friends on Friday. And then back down to Bristol on Sunday. We’re following friends of ours on Facebook we met on our first 8-month trip two years ago. They’ve set off with their caravan to Spain for 6 months. How we envy them! But, we’re off to France for 6 weeks in a couple of weeks, so that’s a big hurrah!
Have a great rest of week!