Sunday 8 August 2010

Busy, busy, busy…

writing With a lot of hard work from both my self and my publisher, I am hoping that my second novel (in publication, not in actually writing) will be out by the end of September.  Hurrah!

As well as getting the novel publication-ready, I am also working on a short story which I plan to submit to a Vampire Anthology.  I don’t write many short stories, but this one is lots of fun, and I am hoping it will be accepted.

One thing I am really enjoying at the moment is helping to design my book covers. It’s one of the great things about working with a smaller publisher.  You get so much more control and input over what actually happens to your work.  I’ve always been quite an ‘arty’ person, so getting involved with that side of things is great fun.  Also, it’s always fantastic to see your name on the cover.  It’s like seeing all your hard work finally completed.

On top of that there are all the normal things in life that fill our days.  Our dog from Spain has finally arrived after spending five-and-a-half months in a Spanish kennel, waiting for her pet passport to come through.  It’s great having her back again, though she is a complete lunatic (think Marley and Me, but without the cuteness), and the house we are in is half the size of the Spanish villa.  Not too good for four people and a big dog.  Still, after a bit of adjusting, we are enjoying having an animal in the house again.  I just can’t wait to add a couple of cats to the mix (though that won’t be for a while yet).  I miss having a little ball of fur to curl up with on the couch or to keep your feet warm in bed!

So between juggling the kids, the husband, the dog, the novels, the short stories, and the blogging, life is pretty full! Just how I like it!


  1. How exciting to choose book covers! That must be a thrill, congratulations.

  2. Hey Julie. Thanks for stopping by and for the 'follow'! Yes, book covers are exciting. It makes it all seem so much more real! I'll be posting the new one here as soon as it's published!

  3. Congrats on the second novel! I'm in the middle of designing the cover with my first novel also, Grave Echoes, which I'm hoping is out in September too.
    Good luck with the anthology.

  4. That's great Erin - congrats back atcha! We should swap blogs for a day when both books are out. I'll promo yours, if you promo mine!

  5. You are a busy girl! Can't wait to see your new book cover.

    And the poor puppy. Good he's home!!