Friday, 24 August 2012

An general interview about writing with some nice questions and good responses (on the interviews part.) Nice to get feed back to answers. You don't often see that.

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Thoughts on being published for the second time.

I remember the first time I seen my book “Paradigms” on Amazon, there was certain amount of giddiness about the whole thing. It was the end to a long journey from that first day that I sat in a cafĂ© and started writing. I guess I thought that with the second novel “Bardo” it would be the same thing. Now I have to admit there is still a certain amount of excitement about the whole thing, but I do feel much more calm, even distant from it this time.

It is not, in itself, a bad thing I think. I know what to expect. I know who to send out copies of my book to when I want to get reviews and I have a good deal of faith in the new publishers marking ability. It gives me a sense of comfort with the whole thing. Similar I suppose to playing a sport for the first time and being a regular - the excitement is less, but the nuances more. 

Do people feel this way about their second child I wonder?

Hopefully this time I'll be able to enjoy the process a bit more. Last time it was rather intense, and while that was quite fun, it might be nice to experience publishing in a much calmer relaxed way.