Well I know it's been quiet for a while, but besides having a birthday things have still been busy - making sure the shops are stocked with copies for the Summer, and putting some finishing touches to Bradley and the Magic Carpet.
The last things really are the text and the front cover. If you think, there are so many possible variations, I really want to get something that will be as eye-catching as the cover for Bradley and the Dinosaur, while also looking like it belongs in the same series.
I've had one rejection from one publishing house - but am still really waiting to hear back from the other two before I press on with self-publishing. I'm happy to self-publish, and I know the ropes now, but obviously it would be a great boon to have a publisher behind the book or the series. So I may wait yet to at least hear from one of them before I push the button and make the book available.
Ahh... the things you think about when you are almost a world famous author!
In the meantime I will have to think a bit more about how I'm going to get the book promoted - some logistics, like where to do the launch and who might like to review it.
So we're tantalisingly close, but I feel still a bit more work to do before it's ready, but I hope it will be soon - so hang on... cross your fingers, close your eyes... and take a magic carpet ride....