Or ‘Having a Lunch Break’…
Oh dear. I’ve been very boring haven’t I? No reviews, no news. Nothing.
Well I have been busy. We had a large signing last Thursday night with Kate Elliott, Karen Miller and Charles Stross. And it was awesome!
I have also been getting ready to go to World Con. That should be a fun thing, but truthfully it has been diabolical.
If my writing doesn’t pan out and I still happen to be the manager of Galaxy when next it comes to town – or rather Melbourne – we will not be bothering with a table in the Dealers Room.
So while I hope to have a good time down there, at present I am not feeling very positive about it at all.
I have also been busy reading the Sanderson tome ‘The Way of Kings’. I am currently at the halfway mark and I am enjoying it which really surprises me because I have never read a book by Sanderson previously that I have liked. I am actually recommending this one to people and regular customers have given me some very surprised looks when I have.
In other news I have hit the last quarter of my first draft – and for some reason it feels like it’s getting harder and harder to write. I haven’t had as much time to dedicate to it as I did before I became manager so that might be part of it. I am also coming to the conclusion that I might actually need to do more in the way of detailed plotting. I have up till now written in a way that I know that beginning, middle and end of a story and kinda of just let the bits inbetween flow… that has become problematical at this end of my draft. So I will be looking at plotting more closely for the next draft AND for future installments.
I have also set up a goodreads account, feel free to add me if you do too. I should be finished the Sanderson in the next day or so – yes I will most likely be lugging it to Melbourne with me. I had hoped to have received the manuscript of Steel Queen by Karen Azinger by today to also take with me (I love working in a Bookshop and being able to ask publishers for a manuscript! :-D) but it hasn’t arrived yet. Not that I am expecting to to heaps of reading but I must always have a book ready to go. Always.