June 8th was my last post and here we are at the end of the month. Have I been on holiday, some may ask. An emphatic No.
I ran a ghost tour around Littlehampton for a WI group on June 11th. The rain held off for that one night only and I thanked the powers that be. The weather had been atrocious up until then. The landlady, Ellie, and I will be running another tour on Wednesday, July 17th. Let me know if you are interested. It’s only £7 and you get a free book.
The Chichester Festival began the following week with a well-received workshop called Promote that Book. Three of us, Patricia Feinberg Stoner and Carol Thomas gave it our best shot on preparing for book launches and building author platforms. We had a great evening and met some lovely authors, one even from New Zealand.
Next Monday, I am chairing a discussion panel for writers of history with three other Chindi authors and the lovely Beryl Kingston, a million-selling local celebrity. There are tickets left from the Festival of Chichester Box Office.
Amongst all this, we have been selecting stories for the Chindi Christmas book which will come out in October. I have to say now, there are some crackers if you forgive the pun.
Putting the book together is next month’s job but I am longing to get back to my own writing which has been sadly neglected.
Also, for the last two weeks, I have been proofing the audiobook of Search for the Light -due out in August. That has been an intense job. It requires very careful listening to detect any mistakes or errors in pronunciation. It’s gone back to the narrator now with a list, not too long I hope, of changes required.
I keep saying that I will take a week off but then I look at my to-do list. Come September, I have vowed to get my life back. We shall see.