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!
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?!
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.
Tags: Chorleywood Indie Author Fair, The loneliness of the long-distance writer