I wouldn’t normally post a photo that involved a) me in my purple fluffy dressing gown, b) crazy hair and no make-up, nor c) an upshot selfie, BUT here in my hands is the first hard copy of my novel manuscript, and I am too excited to let things like an attractive photo (or lack thereof) get in my way.

It’s now off to beta-readers for their feedback, which gives me time to work on some more short stories.

Now to sort out the pesky issue of a title, which has changed multiple times. I realised that my working title sounded a little too much like an adult novel of the Fifty Shades variety (not my intended genre), and its replacement title received a blunt “I hate that” from the first person who heard it. I didn’t love it either. Hmm…