Regular readers will know that this time last week my main site was completely offline – after a massive panic I managed to get it back up just in time for my redesign to go live. On Thursday night I posted this which revealed my identity. It was an exhilarating experience which left me buzzing. I have been truly blown away by the amazing comments you lovely people have left on my post, thank you so much! I’ve been reading each one as they come through, and they’ve all made me smile. I’m still working on the replies, but will get there.
After the excitement I had two full on work days, then on Saturday we were out the door before 9am to go to Legoland. As you can imagine it didn’t leave much time for writing or blogging!
On Sunday while the baby entertained himself with his new crawling powers, and the girls watched far too much telly (needs must and all that) Hubby and I went through the entire manuscript. He’d been going through a printout on his commute last week and had come up with some great suggestions. We sat at the laptop and incorporated everything, then I skimmed through it again for the next few hours looking for previously missed errors.
Yesterday I had a friend and her little one over in the morning which was lovely. I was banking on 2yo having a huge nap but she didn’t, so instead of cracking on with the book after my friend left I had to deal with an over tired grumpy toddler. Today (while she is in bed!) I’m hoping to see off the last of the edits and get the book to ‘the next level’. By close of play tomorrow I want to have it ready to send off to the agent that requested I send the full MS a month ago. If I don’t then I’m not going to get another chance until Monday as I have work Thursday and Friday, then another full on weekend ahead.
The cover for the book is being designed by the wonderful Helen Braid who gave my blog it’s makeover, and I should have the artwork this week. Provided I get my edits done I’m thinking of submitting it to Britain’s Next Bestseller. If anyone has used the site or knows of it and has some advice for me I’d really appreciate hearing from you.