…from my publishers in New York City.
Basically, this is ‘the book before the book’ and the copy which gets sent round to magazines and Blogs for review… And it’s lurrrvly (if I do say so myself).
Okay, back to writing the new novel, plus a new ‘Guest Blog’ is coming up REAL soon.
I hope your 2012 has got off to a great start!
I’m furiously making headway on my new fantasy novel (still untitled) as it now needs a very good ‘going over.’ So, because of this, I don’t have the time to update my blog… But never fear, as promised and as a treat to you, here is the first of my Guest Blogs!! And it’s by Bestselling author Carole Matthews.
Here she talks about being an author and baking cupcakes – MY TWO MOST FAVOURITE SUBJECTS!! Take it away Carole!!
Being a Successful Author While Baking Cakes- By Carole Matthews
As I write two books a year, I use up a lot of material. So I try to do lots of varied and interesting things that I can store up for future use in my books -paintballing, ballroom dancing, white water rafting. You get my drift. I once spent a whole year researching opera for Welcome To The Real World and, frankly, if I ever see another one in my lifetime, it will be too soon. For my latest book, Wrapped up in You, we went on safari to the Maasai Mara. Doing two books every year, I use up a lot of research material. So when I had the vague idea that learning to decorate cupcakes might come in useful for a future novel, I never imagined that going along to a cupcake course would rekindle a long-lost interest in baking and turn it into an obsessive hobby.
Yep, that’s correct… I HAVE JUST FINISHED THE FIRST DRAFT OF MY NEW (UNTITLED) FANTASY NOVEL!