Have I got a lot to catch you all up on! Oh my!!
Last week I had a photo shoot for my interview in Profile Magazine. I was really nervous but it was actually a lot of fun. The photographer was really friendly and made me laugh and relax which was great. Hopefully the pictures came out okay. I had a quick look at some of them and they are pretty good. I'll be sure to post the article when the magazine comes out at the end of this month!!
Also, I'd like to give a huge shout out to the talent author and lovely person, Trisha Wolfe. Trisha helped me out this week and I am extremely grateful to her. Trisha is the author of Destiny's Fire which is a YA Steam Punk novel that I can personally, HIGHLY recommend. Check out her website here - http://www.trishawolfe.com/
I've come to a screeching halt on writing the Walker Series. Book one is complete, the draft of book two is written (needs major editing) and I had just started the draft for book three when I was given some very sage advice - "Don't write the whole series before it's sold because the publisher will want to make changes." Why hadn't I thought of that? I had been assuming that having a lot of the series written would be a good selling point, and maybe it would be, but I can see the logic in giving the publisher some creative control. Sooooooooo, that means that I can't write book three. But, instead of sitting around twiddling my thumbs... I started a whole new book. Something completely different.
I was planning that new book and making notes and then another idea hit me and so I started planning that one too (so I wouldn't forget it) and now I have two new projects. It's all very exciting.
One final thing before I go - Pieces of Us is being discussed over on the Authors Promoting Authors website and there are some very interesting questions posed about how you would handle the situation that Charlotte is in. I know that a lot of you have strong opinions about her actions so please feel free to head over and join the discussion. I'll pop by sometimes to add my own opinions too. Hope to see you over there!! http://authorspromotingauthors.blogspot.com.au/2012/07/book-conversation-pieces-of-us-hannah.html
I hope all my North American followers had a wonderful 4th July!! Next year, my plan is to be in the USA to celebrate with you all!! YAY!