So! Had an email on Friday from a lady who'd already read one of the proof copies, and i was a little apprehensive when I clicked on the email: but she was suitably impressed, and very complimentary, which was wonderful, as it's very hard at this stage to judge your own work: it comes in proof stage looking like a real book, and with the added complication of being both intimately familiar and predictable, but also a little foreign.
The book has of course, started it's life beyond you. Like a teenage child that doesn't listen to the parents any more. And being that parent must be a bittersweet moment. What do we give our children but roots and wings, and as my favourite NYC Shrink always says the roots are the easy bit.
The publicity wheel is beginning to turn. Chatted with my publicist on friday, have the author questionaire to fill in: festivals, radio, newspapers, blogs all looking for books to fill thier lists.
I'm planning to be in the UK in June and August, and will be visiting various groups so if you'd like a visit or a reading, then why not get in touch and we'll see what we can work out.