Sunday, 1 November 2009

fifty years on... Book 2


Just randomly I thought I'd include this photo on my blog. The two girls at a book signing at WH Smith's in Oxford are old school friends I've known for . . . half a century . . . (I know we're not exactly girls any more)
I'm back in WH Smith's in Oxford on Sunday 15th November so please come along if you're in the area and say hello.
As for news - ROAD CLOSED is now with my editor . . . I finished it while on holiday in Italy (how's that for dedication?) Job done (I hope!) Now I just have to wait and see what comments come back.
For those of you who haven't been through the process, here's how it works. As an author you submit your manuscript to the editor who sends back content edits - any general comments on the balance, the plotline, characters etc. After making these finishing touches to the manuscript, it goes back to the editor who goes through in detail: the line edit. I'm keeping my fingers crossed the editor is happy with it.

19 comments:

Barry J. Northern said...

Good luck with your editor's feedback, and well done for turning in your second manuscript. I hope their aren't any major change requests for you!

Leigh Russell said...

Thanks, Barry. I hope so too! I'll post on here when I hear anything.

Star said...

Good luck with the first edit. I am half way through 'Cut Short' and enjoying it very much.
Blessings, Star

Leigh Russell said...

Thank you, Star. I'm glad you're enjoying it.

Charles Gramlich said...

Good luck, and congrats on having it turned in.

Leigh Russell said...

It's a relief, Charles . . . and a worry . . .

Debs said...

Fingers crossed for you, and looking forward to reading it.

Leigh Russell said...

Thank you, Debs. Now get back to your shed!

Pat said...

I'm with the American way of thinking: you are a girl until you're dead.
Good luck with the editor.

Leigh Russell said...

Yay Pat. Go girls!

Barbara Martin said...

You'll be fine, Leigh. This one will be a hit too.

Leigh Russell said...

Hi Barbara - thank you. I must come over and look at the lovely photos on your blog soon. I've been away enjoying the beautiful Tuscan countryside - lakes, valleys, hills, forests - olive groves, vineyards, and lovely cyprus trees. Now it's back to rainy old UK. Yes, I definitely need to visit your blog soon!

Rick said...

You are on such a good roll! Best of luck on this one.

Anne Lyken-Garner said...

Good luck with your new book. I hope there are fewer edits and re-writes then the first. So, on to your third?

Leigh Russell said...

Thanks, Rick. At the moment it's a little like riding a snowball down a mountain - every time I climb back on after a tumble I find it's grown . . .

Leigh Russell said...

Hi Anne - good to hear from you again. Yes, I'm hoping the ms for Road Closed won't be quite such a nightmare to sort out as Cut Short was! So far so good . . . but waiting to hear from the editor . . .
And yes, I've started planning (note: me, planning) book 3.

Leigh Russell said...

Hi Anne - good to hear from you again. Yes, I'm hoping the ms for Road Closed won't be quite such a nightmare to sort out as Cut Short was! So far so good . . . but waiting to hear from the editor . . .
And yes, I've started planning (note: me, planning) book 3.

fizzycat said...

All the best in the development of the second book.Very exciting.

Leigh Russell said...

Thanks, fizzycat. The cover design of Road Closed is already on my publisher's website. I'll post a copy of it here when I've heard back from the editor.