It’s been a while since my last post – sorry for keeping you out of the loop! Things have moved on at a pace in the last month and it’s been something of a whirlwind. Whilst I always appreciated that writing a book was going to be a challenge alongside family life, a full time job and all of the ‘extra’ things I’m involved in, the last month has been a real juggling act and has emphasised the need to divide things up and devote my time and attention in such a way that I can still do everything I need to.
So what’s been happening you might ask? Well, you might remember in an earlier post that I mentioned a student who had been with me on work experience was giving the book something of a test drive. The good news on this is that I’ve had the best feedback I could have hoped for and I’m happy that I’ve delivered exactly what she needed. In fact, I’ve managed to deliver what she didn’t even realise she needed so I’ll take that as a success.
Things have been moving on well in other areas too as I’ve met with my accountant and set the ball rolling on the business side of things. I’ve also started work with a good friend on looking at my website and marketing materials and I’m very excited to start putting these things together and seeing the whole brand around the book developing.
It’s hard to believe from the start of this journey that I’m now only a matter of a few weeks away from having a print ready book, perfectly illustrated, ready to send off to my publisher. The run up to Christmas is always a hectic one but I’m taking things to another level this year!
Keep an eye out for my posts over the next month as I start to share more and more about the book. If you’re lucky, I might even include a sneak peak at a few illustrations.
Thanks for reading