Tuesday, 5 January 2010

My very own ISBN Number, Chapter 2

I have just seen ROAD CLOSED on amazon, publication 2nd June.

I've just remembered how I felt when I saw CUT SHORT listed.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cut-Short-DI-Geraldine-Steel/dp/1842432710
What if no one likes it? What if everyone hates it?

My head is well and truly above the parapet now. There's no going back. That road is closed...

Oh all right, I admit it, I'm very excited at seeing my book on amazon. I'm now entering the period of waiting when I know that Road Closed is on track, and I don't have to worry for a few months about readers' reactions. I've got 5 months to wallow in self congratulatory limbo...

(But what if no one likes it?!?)

12 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

I'm sure that won't happen!

Leigh Russell said...

I'm so glad you dropped by, Charles. The joy of having a 3 book deal is that I can move on. I have some exciting ideas for book 3. (And I am thinking about a really neat idea for book 4... )

That's the way to beat the 'what if no one likes Road Closed' blues.

Debs said...

People will love it and I'll definately be putting in my order or a copy.

Leigh Russell said...

How exciting! Thank you, Debs.

I know a lot of authors are only interested in sales of thousands, but I'm still excited by a single offer of a sale!

Pat said...

Nothing ventured... Best of luck with # 2.

Leigh Russell said...

I couldn't agree more, Pat! There's no shame in failure, but we should at least have a go.
My advice to all aspiring writers is - work hard, be brave . . . and be lucky.

Vidya Sury said...

I haven't been visiting, but I've been keeping track, Leigh! Am sure no.2 will be as exciting as no.1!

Cheers

Vidya

Mike said...

So - do I pre-order on Amazon, or wait until you come and visit the Harrow Writers' Workshop and get a signed one?

Leigh Russell said...

Nice to hear from you, Vidya, and it's great to know you've been visiting. Keep in touch.

Leigh Russell said...

Your choice, Mike. If you order on amazon and bring it along, I'll sign your copy anyway, with the greatest of pleasure. I'm sure I'll be coming along to the HWC at some point. How's your writing doing? I'll be over to your blog to find out!
By the way, what do you think of the new cover?

Akasha Savage said...

I can't wait to read ROAD CLOSED. I love the book cover. :)

Leigh Russell said...

Thanks, Akasha. I'm glad you like it. I'll post an extract from it at some point, a little pre-release reading!