A month after the launch of the last of the Foxwood Series, All There Is, and it’s already passed into history. I was very pleased with how the evening went – great venue, good sales, and an enjoyable Q & A session with my pal Robert Darke, crime writer and motorbike enthusiast.
The whole event prompted renewed interest in the earlier Foxwood books which have been selling well.
Next project? I thought perhaps to carry on with the memoir Swansea Girl, but have recently been tempted by the idea of Romance (writing it, not embarking on it – but you never know!)
Hope my memory’s good enough.
Finally the Kindle version of the last of the Foxwood books is available on Amazon and plans are well advanced for the launch on Thursday, January 30th in Dinas Powys Library.
If you haven’t been following the lives of those who live in the Foxwood co-living community, there’s a chance to catch up on the earlier three books for free as they’ll be on offer during the next three weeks.I’m going to be missing writing about Foxwood and its residents who seem very real tome after five or six years in their company.
How to go on? Well, that’s easy.My next project provisionally called’ Swansea Girl’.Not for general consumption(why on earth would anyone want to read it?),but it might be of interest to family. And it might be fun to write.
IT’S ALL IN THE EDIT…
At last the first draft of ALL THERE IS, the fourth book in the Foxwood Series is finished. Yes, a reason for celebration and joy, but now the hard work really begins…THE EDIT!
This stage presents a million and one questions to the writer:
So, don’t let a terrier become a poodle, or the train she ran for morph into a bus or even describe her head of dark springy curls as a smooth sweep of auburn hair –not without a visit to the hair salon anyway.
Continuity is vital, especially if, in a series of books, you cover four years or so of action, as my Foxwood books do. Obviously the characters have to age – but I have to make sure they don’t become totally different people who happen to have the same names.
Heigh ho! I said this was a difficult stage. I’d better get back to it.
Now what car did Viv drive? Was it a Peugeot or a Seat? Still, I suppose she could have changed it during that time.