Exciting news from Pan re the marketing campaign they've put together for Any Way You Want Me. Ooooooh...all sounds brilliant. Not sure if I can blog about it so better not say any more now, but I'm dead excited. I've been sent a Q and A to do for their website, so must think up some answers that make me sound brainy and intellectual rather than a halfwit, ie to the What are you reading at the moment? question, I must NOT answer, an article about raising goats in Let's Move to the Country...
I've also had an exciting email from another publisher asking if I'd be interested in writing this new teenage series they're putting together. Ooooh. I read the brief and it sounds absolutely brilliant, a fantastic idea for a series and I can imagine it would be really good fun to write AND high profile too, I bet. I don't know if I'll have time to do this though, seems quite a tight deadline. Hmmmm.
Struggled a bit on the novel today - initially putting in too much back story and slowing the pace down, and then going back over it, breaking up the back story and putting in more action and dialogue to keep it moving along. Gaaaah, not very satisfying but creeping nearer 15,000 words which is good.
Better go and supervise three small children brushing their teeth now. The excitement just doesn't stop in this house, I can tell you.
At Hawthorn Time ~ Melissa Harrison
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