Saturday, 11 February 2012
Back in the saddle!
I can only apologise for the lack of posts recently. Life has been a rollercoaster recently and i've been clinging on for dear life and waiting to see where it lands me.
Not only have i been writing frantically (i'm up to 40000 words on the latest book and still going strong after a few plot-blocks), but i've also met a beautiful Turkish girl and we've fallen head over heels, so my free time has dwindled but in a very good way.
In other news, The Follow is doing brilliantly, with 23 reviews, 22 of them 5 star and 1 of them 4 star. I only know a few of the people who posted reviews, but all of those assured me that they loved the book and wouldn't have given it such a good review otherwise.
My favourite review (don't tell Peter!) is this one, from someone who bought the book without knowing me or ever having read my writing before, as far as i can tell...
"I'm lost for words with regards to what to say about this book! It is mindblowingly addictive, well written and superbly well researched. Peter James just fell to my number 2 spot for Crime Fiction."
I'm understandably over the moon, but i'm still struggling to make more than a couple of sales a day. So if you know anyone who wants a good, solid, thrilling crime procedural to read, point them towards Amazon and get the to type "The Follow" into the search bar at the top.
In other news, i'm again working with the brilliant Adrian Weston, literary agent extraordinaire. He has a strong feeling about When Good Men Do Nothing, the crime novel i wrote over the summer, and he's currently going through it with a fine-tooth comb for submission.
And i think that's about it, unless anyone has some uber, super idea for marketing The Follow, which i'd dearly love to hear. I was massively nervous publishing it as it's only the second novel i ever wrote, but the feedback has been so good that i'm now keen to push it as much as i can without boring the shit out of everyone...
Promise i won't leave it so long next time... :)