Monday, 1 February 2010

The busy life of an author

I can't believe it's almost two weeks since I last posted here. The time has flown by so fast I feel quite dizzy. Apart from teaching, and dealing with life, I've been spending every second working on ROAD CLOSED. The final deadline is looming - in fact, it's already passed but my publisher has generously allowed me a little Leighway (ha!)
There's so much to think about. If something happened on Saturday, I can't later refer to it taking place Monday, etc. It should be simple - I make a plan - but I always get in such a muddle! I'm going to make a much more detailed plan for book 3.
Must go - more chapters to check. Is it hard work? Yes. Do I regret embarking on this crazy writing career? No, no, NO! I love it.

As for CUT SHORT - the reprints are done and it is back in stock on amazon. Here are the links again, in case you feel like clicking.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cut-Short-DI-Geraldine-Steel/dp/1842432710/
http://www.amazon.com/Cut-Short-Geraldine-Steel-No/dp/1842432710/
and an extract
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wW3Ixmq3OyA

12 comments:

Rick said...

YOu sound like you are having such fun now, Leigh! Life can be good, can't it?

Leigh Russell said...

Hi Rick - yes, busy and happy. I need more hours in the day!

Mel said...

Glad you are happy, such an inspiration to those of us still looking for success. Looking forward to the next instalment.

Leigh Russell said...

Thanks, Mel. But I'm really no more a success than you are. Look at all you're doing with your life. Your blog is inspiring as well as entertaining. I wish I'd been as positive as you when my children were young.

Val said...

Enjoy enjoy!

測逤 said...

Good blog~nice to meet u..................................................................

The Pegster said...

You go girl, you know it's really refreshing I can feel the energy bursting out of your writing here ;-))

Leigh Russell said...

Thanks, Val. I'm doing my best although it's all getting rather hectic. (What's new?)

Leigh Russell said...

Nice to meet you too - I'm afraid I can't replicate your name...

Leigh Russell said...

Energy flagging today, Pegster...

Pat said...

Weird things happen when revising. I find four chapters have morphed into five with a heading I don't remember:)

Leigh Russell said...

Yes, Pat. I find that too. Every time I revise ROAD CLOSED, I make a few changes. I told my publisher I'd finished months ago, but looking at it now, I am tinkering like mad! How will I know when it's finished? Especially when I think of CUT SHORT, and the changes I'd make if I could.
It's hard to let go, isn't it?