C told me to write “not much to say today”. I think she thinks I’m tired and need break from all the words. I’ve just finished Edit 2 of The Innocence of Trust – and love it. Next is to transfer the whole book onto a Word document and let Bill Gates have a look at it. Then, speak to Kindle Press (who are still not talking to me…grrr) and/or look directly to a publisher (say Penguin) and see if they’ll look at the manuscript. I’m also offering it to a couple of friends to read over Christmas. I know it sounds boastful, but I am very excited by it. More so than Fuelling the Fire which has now sold 2,300 copies.
But, sales have dropped dramatically. Not to an standstill, but way down on the 450 copies I sold a week before last. I might even struggle to make 100 of both books this week. Can I explain it? Nope. I think it’s Amazon advertising – but I can’t be sure until I talk to them. I might kick off with some more of my own advertising next week.
We’re back in the UK now with a v busy schedule. Tonight at Mary’s, tomorrow, Friday and Saturday at P&K’s where we have organised a get-together for a bunch of us who were based in Minden (W Germany) in the early 80s. I feel a hangover coming on… I’m working in Gloucester all day Friday and then next week we’re with Jen and then back to Mary’s for her big birthday party. I then have 3 days work in Wells, then to Colchester to see M&D and then Christmas. Phew… with Rebecca and Steven back from the Bahamas.
So. It’s all go. And last night at Calais it was so cold! Doris survived (we love her – our one constant) even if we forgot to put the heating on! Somehow it remained above freezing inside and everything seems to have survived frost damage.
Anyhow. Enough from me…I promise to spend more time thinking about what I write. You must all be very bored by now.