Erin Green Author - blog
So sorry, I forgot to update my followers on my progress and goals for April. You'll see why in a second! Anyway, I entered into the spirit of CampNaNo by writing 51,548 brand new sparkly words plus, edited my secret book project of 97,500 words. A rather enjoyable month, I have to say!
So what's in store this month, I hear you ask? Well, my copy edits have arrived back for my Christmas book. This stage is where a copy editor has read through each word and questions the use of each phrase. Seriously, they do. I then have to go through each of their queries questioning myself on what I meant at the time of writing. I have until the 14th May to complete this task. Then comes my second favourite task: proofreading. When I receive a formatted copy of the book and away I go reading and noting any remaining errors. I love this bit as I usually 'fall back in love' with my story.
From the 15th May, I'll return to my other projects adding more polish and scenes to each.
I have numerous author talks booked for the coming weeks (see 'home' page for details). Due to the current situation the library talks are via Zoom and Teams but that simply makes it more fun as we can invite an audience from across the globe, if they wish to join us! The radio session with Kim Smith and Christie Barlow will be an absolute hoot given that neither one can stop laughing when the tunes are playing.
But the big event for this month, the one I'm gearing up for is ... publication day on 27th May! I can't wait. It has been fifteen months since my last publication day back in January 2020 when that other world existed. I went out and everything to celebrate. I have no idea what I'll do this time but I can guarantee there'll be bubbles, and plenty of them!
The first book reviewers and bloggers have been invited to read 'FROM SHETLAND, WITH LOVE' and so far they have loved it. It has received five star reviews and such lovely comments I'm quite excited to hear what my readers think.
There are lots of 'me' in this story though you'll have to figure out which is which and what as you go along. I will say: I did own 'Crispy' duck. I did help name the chickens. But no, I've never seen a bathroom suite quite like the one I write about!
Here you go a little taster for those that have pre-ordered from Amazon.