Hello to all you fellow motorhomers and welcome.
I hope you get as much fun reading this as I do writing it.

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Fabulous Synopsis

This has been a busy and exciting week;  preparing for the arrival of the puppies Pearl is due to have in early November and checking the proofs of my second book.

So much to do:-
  1. Winterize the van as freezing nights were forecast.  I did not want water to freeze in the pipes and so have to deal with the fallout.
  2. Check the proofs of my book "Wonderful Walks..."
  3. Begin compiling an index for my book
  4. Waiting anxiously for the arrival of Pearl's puppies. She is getting very big.  Not long now.  She still likes going out but is very slow.  This is especially noticeable when she goes out with her aunt Lucy.                  

Reading the proofs is tedious; trying to spot any errors; typo or just my ineptitude.  I find it best to do it is small blocks in order to remain focused.  Despite this it is so incredible seeing my work set out in book format.

I read some of it and think "this sounds amazing"; presumably the editor's input.  However when I compare it with the manuscript I find the proofs the same; word for word - exhilarating and for a split second unmitigated pleasure.     JK Rowling must have felt much the same when her first book was eventually approved for publishing and she saw the proofs.  I wonder if she still felt the same when the seventh book was published.

Even though my book is not being published until February it has now been included in the new Hubble and Hattie catalogue; a whole half page.  There is a photo of the book cover but also the one above of my motorhome and dogs.

The synopsis is fabulous;-

"This unique book combines the joy of camping with the delights of walking with your dog. A variety of campsites, all of which welcome dogs, located very close to footpaths and walking trails, provide the opportunity to explore the area and appreciate the diverse environments to be found in Britain.
If you like camping and love taking your dog, this book will help you find the perfect location for a weekend jaunt and the facilities you need to explore a region or even tour the UK".

What a fabulous synopsis!  I did not write this!!!!!!!

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