Busy Times and Bookmarks.

Ever since RESOLUTIONS was published (August 9th) life has got a little hectic.  I've been lucky enough to be invited along to a give some talks on writing and my novel or just chat to people at meetings.

Following my earlier recording for the audio magazine, I was invited along to a coffee morning in the main Huddersfield library, to meet some of the volunteers (readers) and the people who use this service.


A few announcements were made about the changes coming to the magazine. One significant change was that the magazine would be going out weekly from January instead of every other week.  This was met with a round of applause and cries of delight. It is obviously a popular and much needed service.

I managed to give out a few of my bookmarks. I was also informed that there was a waiting list for the library copy of RESOLUTIONS!

Earlier in the week, I went along to a member's meeting run by the Central England Co-operative. This is the co-op who run the store in our village. I was asked to talk about my creative writing group and it was announced, at the start, that my first novel had recently been published. Whilst giving out my bookmarks, quite a few people wanted to stop and chat with me about the novel. This was followed by a lovely afternoon tea - there are some perks!




I was asked many times about how the book came about and how I got it published. I was surprised and delighted at the level of interest the novel generated. Many people said they would be downloading it - so fingers crossed!

I have no idea what had been said but something obviously made me laugh.


I recently attended a friend's  birthday party, well armed with bookmarks. Quite a few friends, by now, were asking for one. You only have to catch my eye and there is a bookmark in your hand!
We were laughing at the irony of the situation. I have an ebook published but I'm giving away bookmarks.


It's all good fun and a talking point - who knows I hope the bookmarks lead to a few sales! If I do bump into you, please ask me for one, I guarantee I'll have some in my handbag.

THANK YOU FOR STOPPING AND READING MY BLOG. I'D LOVE IT IF YOU'D SAY HELLO!

5 comments:

  1. Well done on grabbing all the opportunities you can for promoting yourself and your novel

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  2. Thanks Paula. Let's hope some of it works!

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  3. It's amazing how much more there is to this writing business than just producing a written work! Sounds like you're really busy Carol and in big demand. It must be really good publicity for your book and you're getting lots of social stuff out of it too!

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  5. It certainly keeps me busy. I guess you can do as much or as little as you like. I've also been very grateful to the number of writer friends and bloggers, who hav offered me 'guest spots' or hosted me on their websites. It all takes a considerable time and effort for them as well as me. I've met some lovely people and often been surprised at the ones who've said they've downloaded Resolutions and read it...and enjoyed it.

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