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Update on Bullington Castle

We have uploaded the e-book and the paperback onto the distributors. Having technical troubles with uploading the Kindle, but it should be on by the weekend.

Release date is the 30th September 2020 and the first two chapters plus a blurb can be read on this website. Thank you.

Bullington Castle

If I had the tech’ skills to publish book 3 by myself it would have been on sale months ago, but, as I have the tech’ skills of a three year old [debatable] I had to engage those who knew what they were doing.

To cut a long story short, the print book my daughter Melissa formatted for me was fine, it was the Kindle and e-book that held everything up until I finally engaged ‘liberwriters’ a professional team of lovely people who sorted me out very quickly. Assuming nothing else goes wrong the book will be uploaded in a couple of weeks and on sale by the end of September, or there about. I will keep you informed.

I have kept busy by entering a couple of short stories into prestigious competitions, a twist in the tale and a horror along with writing book 4, The Dirty Duck Inn. Progress has been a bit slow as I have been distracted so much I lost momentum for several weeks.

Anyway, don’t let them get to you, avoid men in white coats carrying straight jackets and don’t accept rosy apples from little old ladies. Keep smiling and safe.

Best wishes to the world and his dog.

Frustration

Frustrating as it is, I’m still held back from publishing book 3 because of the lock-down until I can physically meet up with those who help me put everything together. If I attempt to do it myself I know I’ll end up in a mess and lose the plot.

Covid 19 has had such a profound affect on so many lives they may not ever fully get over it. Putting into perspective what is truly important in life. Publishing a book isn’t high on that list.

However, escaping into another world through the books we love to read is so beneficial and a respite from stress, worry and boredom while lifting our emotional equanimity.

Failing that, I find a few beers works just as well and even better when the two are combined.

I sincerely hope it won’t be much longer before the book is up for sale.

Keep well. Keep safe and try to keep smiling.

Bullington Castle

I had intended to publish book 3 in the series after Christmas but was advised by the distributors to wait until the market for new fiction books was more buoyant around mid-summer. Once we reach that time, and hopefully the dreaded virus has at least waned, then we hope to publish.

Meanwhile I began writing book 4; The Dirty Duck Inn, two months ago and it had been going well, but with the lock-down I and other author friends have found it difficult to knuckle down and lose ourselves in creativity. Authors are usually more then content to work alone and on the surface would find lock-down no problem, However, the opposite seems to be true as there are many more important things going on out there and inside our own homes to worry about.

Keep safe and plan that big celebration with your love ones once this is all over.

Update on Book 3

To ensure book 3 was as polished as it should be, I went over it three times, line by line, at a snails pace, while questioning and improving my skills on editing, reviewing and proofreading.

Following that, I still had the blurb to write for the back cover along with everything else required to present the book for publication. Next was to have someone else competent enough to read it and tell me what they think.

All of this dragged on far longer then I had anticipated and I have run out of time to get the book published and launched this side of Christmas as I had hoped.

However, I was reminded that it has been a relatively short time since launching book 2 in the series, and I should have stepped back and been a bit more patient to give others involved more time to do their part.

I will post to keep everyone updated as to where I am with the book and wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.