Launch of The Piano Player’s Son Final Countdown!
There’s so much going on this week that I wonder how I’ll cope, so thought I’d write something each day in the lead up to Friday as a way of keeping my feet on the ground. That’s the theory, but who knows?!
I’m trying to decide which extracts to read at the launch. The opening? Yes, of course the opening, but didn’t I read somewhere that it was better to read extracts from further into the story when the characters are established and the plot is nicely mixed? Should I do that? Maybe, but then again … you see the way my feverish brain is skitting about all over the place? (Wondered if ‘skitting’ is a word, so have just looked it up and it’s an underground dance style that originated in South Africa!)
Also, I haven’t finalised the running order in my mind – music in the middle to break up the talking? Music at the end for a lively conclusion? I suppose you could start with music – oh, help!
This evening I’m going to talk to a reading group in Alcester about my books, writing, and anything else that comes up. I like meeting readers – that’s what the agony of writing is about after all. Discussing my characters – even when the readers don’t like them or approve of their actions – is fun and rewarding. It’s the real thing and the launch is just the froth on top. I must remember that when panic threatens to overtake me this week!