Tuesday, 31 July 2012


So I've spent the day promoting my published e-book "End Game". Never realised quite how difficult it is to get publicity. I've posted the link on Facebook, Twitter and now there's here so here goes. Nothing to lose. The more publicity the better. So frustrating

Happy reading and I'll let you be the judge. Only 99p.

Monday, 30 July 2012

Oak trees

So yesterday on the advice of someone who has made it as an author I put End Game on smashwords.com. I put a price on it of 99p or the $ equivalent. It has achieved 7 downloads. Imagine my surprise to learn this morning it got a sale.

OK so I'm not expecting megabucks, but anything is better than nothing. The new JK Rowling I ain't, but from small acorns oak trees do grow.

Saturday, 28 July 2012

Long time, no hear

So I've been quite quiet recently. Well I've been mapping out ideas and contrary to popular belief my head is not a simple place, possibly as demonstrated by samples of chapters previously written and published in this blog. At the moment these are just early drafts and should it be picked up by a publisher, adjustments and adaptations can be made.

In the mean time I continue with my "therapy" of writing when the mood takes me. I may even take inspiration from the fact that the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics took place yesterday.

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Third Time Lucky Maybe

So this is the second rejection letter/e-mail for End Game. Some feedback on how to improve would be good.


Thank you so much for your submission.  I'm afraid that Snowbooks will not
be able to publish your manuscript, but I do wish you the best of luck in
finding a suitable publisher.

Kind regards,


Tuesday, 3 July 2012

First Rejection

Here's a copy of my first rejection for End Game. Encouraging or not, can't decide

Dear Laura,

Thank you for your submission of ‘End Game’, we very much enjoyed the sample.

However, I am sorry to say I do not feel your work is quite right for our list. We are still a relatively small publishers, so competition for submissions is extremely high. However, I really enjoyed reading your submission, and wish you all the best in finding another publisher for your book.

Thank you for contacting us and if you are interested in keeping up to date with developments at Legend Press we would be delighted to send you our free publishing-news monthly email bulletin. You can register for it simply by emailing info@legend-paperbooks.co.uk with your full name and we will add you to the database.

With thanks again, and very best wishes,

 Legend Press