As I mentioned in my previous post I decided not to go away over the bank holiday. When the offer of work on bank holiday Monday came up I jumped at it.
Also I was correct about some of the campsites being full, especially as the weather turned so nice. I decided to play it safe and book the next campsite in Wales (Lleithyr Farm Caravan and camping Holidays) for after the bank holiday. I was surprised to discover they were full until Wednesday. I will have to work hard to find and complete all the necessary work. I hope the weather holds so I can get some decent photographs.
Even though I have been unable to gather more information for my book I have not been twiddling my thumbs.
Writing a book is only part of the process. It then has to be made available for purchase. In short it needs to be marketed. This too is time consuming. My plans to market my first book "My Friend Ruby" were derailed when I was awarded a book contract. I knew I would not have the time to do both. If I want both books to achieve reasonable sales I need to have plans for marketing both. An idea occurred to me as a result of attending the book launch of my friend Amy.
Over the weekend Amy and I met up to set plans in motion and begin preparations. During 2018 we are hoping to attend some book festivals with the aim of "introducing a variety of non-fiction books to a wider audience". We are thinking of having 12 books, one for each month. Amongst the 12 will be my book, possibly Rita Cosby's "Quiet Heroes" and Aileen Orr's "Wojtek; The Bear".
It will be immediately obvious why I chose them as all three are personal to me. Nevertheless they may interest you. I will post in this blog updated plans of our project as and when including the other 9 books on the list.