Glimmers in the Desert

Sometimes a writer’s life feels like a big lonely desert. Parched, unending, desolate.

You sit at the computer day after day, clocking up words (or not!), creating imaginary worlds, making things happen. It can be fun and hugely entertaining, but it can also be isolating, boring, soul-destroying. When you set out to write a novel. you know you’re in for the long haul. It takes motivation, perseverance and discipline. Plus a certain amount of craziness!

Added to which, the book market is tough at the moment: a lot of fiction writers (apart from the big names, Booker/Orange shortlists) are struggling to sell books. So, when nice things come along, it’s important to grab them with both hands and whoop de whoop!

Here goes: ‘Unravelling’ and ‘The Piano Player’s Son’ have been listed for a while Ascribe, a website ‘promoting the best independently published novels. You can see me here!

They have now produced a lovely medal for their authors, and here it is in all its gold shininess or do I mean shiny goldness?!

Ascribe Approved medal

I’m also looking forward to the Chorleywood Indie Author Fair in November, where loads of authors will gather to share all things booky, and maybe sell a few books as well. A wonderful brochure has been produced and I just love its page-turning facility. Do have a look, and you should find me in there on page 12.

Chorleywood Indie Author Fair

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8 Comments

  1. Maureen Hall says:

    I so admire your dedication. Writing the book almost seems the easy part. Marketing it is my worst nightmare, so I think I’ll just enjoy(?!) the writing, and leave the publishing to you … Many congratulations and salutations, both for the accolade and for the dedication you give to your work. You deserve to reap the rewards.

  2. Lindsay says:

    Thanks for the lovely words, Mo!

  3. Debbie Young says:

    So glad you’re going to the Chorleywood Author Indie Fair, Lindsay – see you there! 🙂

  4. Lindsay says:

    Looking forward to it, Debbie!

  5. Wonderful news, Lindsay. Congratulations. 🙂

  6. Lindsay says:

    Thanks, Polly. Lovely of you to comment.

  7. Derek Taylor says:

    Congratulations. That’s brilliant. Oh Lindsay of Arabia.

  8. Lindsay says:

    Thanks, Derek, although Lindsay of Arabia sounds a bit grand for a couple of glimmers!

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