It’s been a very hectic month since the release of my second novel so it feels like time for a little update here.
I can’t thank readers and reviewers enough for all the support for Last Kiss Goodnight. As I write, it is sitting in the top ten for Literary Sagas on Kindle alongside my debut so I feel chuffed to bits, as well as a little bit amazed. The second novel actually made #111 in the whole Kindle chart at one point so forgive me for admitting that I took a screen shot of that as a little keepsake.
I’ve had a lot of fun chatting on various blogs about the new book as well as interviews for BBC Radio Devon and Talk Radio Europe. After all those years as a television reporter and presenter, I can tell you that it still feels very weird to be answering the questions instead of asking them.
But the best thing now? As all the excitement slowly dies down after that first surge of publication PR, it’s very much back to the day job…ie getting on with the next book.
And the good news is I am finally getting used to this. The rhythm of the published author - which is the transition to true acceptance that you really do have to …..keep going.
In interviews, I have likened this transition to getting hitched. You spend all that time planning the big wedding…and almost forget that you have to be married afterwards.
What? You mean….I have to live with him now?
What? You mean….I have to write another book... straight away?
As someone who celebrates my silver wedding anniversary later this year, I seem to have adjusted to marriage just fine. So let’s all hope this new life as an author goes as well.
My thanks again for all support, especially those who have been kind enough to post reviews. I have some more exciting news to share very soon but my publisher has asked me to keep it secret for now (which, trust me, is very difficult!)
If you're a writer yourself, have a good writing week. And to all book lovers, I hope you are reading something wonderful.
Teresa Driscoll - journalist, author, mother of two and lover of great coffee.