Thursday 29 September 2011

Reading, Writing and Weddings

I thought I'd write a little brief, general update today to tell you all a few things....


Two months ago I had a daunting TBR pile of over 30 books. I've always been an avid reader but, aside from Xmas when I always get an influx of new books, I've tended to just buy one or two, read them, and then buy another one or two. All that changed when I got my first e-reader and discovered NetGalley earlier this year. I was more than a little disturbed at the size of the pile waiting for me, but with determination I set about tackling it, wanting to get it down to something more manageable before my wedding.

Luckily I have achieved my goal and I am currently reading the last of those 30 books. I have my eye on a couple of NetGalley, but I will wait until I finish this book (probably mid next week as it's a long one) before I request any so that I can enjoy at least 5 minutes knowing I am up to date with all my reading.

It makes me feel better to know I don't have a huge pile waiting for me anymore as I doubt I'll have much reading time while I am busy with the wedding.


It is nearly a week now since Day-Walker was released and I have already sold a handful of copies, so I am very happy about that. The book is now available on Amazon and at Silver Publishing and will also be listed on other sites such as OmniLit over the next couple of weeks. I have a few guest appearances on other blogs next week to promote it, but further promotion will have to wait till after the wedding.

I am making good progress with Time Keepers too. The original series of four short stories was just under 15,000 words in length and so far I have reworked and extended the manuscript to 30,000 words. My goal is to get to about 40,000 words and then I will edit and see about submitting it. If all goes well, I hope to send to the publisher early next year to see if they'll accept it.


Well, we are counting in days rather than weeks now as it draws ever closer. I still have a few payments to make for the flowers, celebrant and suits, but everything else is in hand. Next week I have my wedding rehearsal and then all that remains is picking up flowers, dress and suits and going to the venue to set up our place names etc on the day before. In case you are wondering, I am also having a small little Hen's 'do' - afternoon tea with some family and friends at one of the city hotels.

My family start arriving from the UK in little over a week, so this is just an advance notice that I will have a bit of an hiatus from blogging for several weeks from then until after the honeymoon. I will try to get online to check emails still, but I doubt I'll have any time to post much or respond to your posts. I will do another short post just before I 'leave' anyway, but I hope you'll all stick with me until I get back mid-November! I promise to have more news and reviews for you then - plus maybe a couple of wedding snap shots....


  1. Hi! I found you on WOW and love your blog. I have a DIY blog but I wrote a novel so this interests me. New follower.

  2. Hi Nicki,

    Just stopping by to wish you all the best for your upcoming wedding - you must be so excited!

    I know how you feel about the never ending TBR pile, mine seems to be growing rather than getting smaller - Netgalley is my addiction ;)

    I have just purchased a copy of Day-Walker and can't wait to get started on it, it certainly sounds intriguing!

    Anyway, GL on your special day :)

    Sharon @ Obsession with Books