Feeling mighty sorry for myself. According to the physiotherapist who looked at my new x-rays, Lumbar decompression surgery is the only treatment. He also didn't hold up much hope for my neck, and my doctor tut-tutted when she looked at xrays of my hands and recommended a surgeon.
It looks like an author would have to sell at least 500 EUR of product or subscriptions per year to make a webstore worthwhile, but if a group of authors with similar audiences teamed up.. how would such authors find one another?
I was told that the Amazon POD prices are too high for India, so I looked into POD prices at pothi, an Indian POD company and for a book that Amazon charges 5.50 to print, they will do in bulk for <1.60 and individually for 3.20. For authors who want to sell to Indians through a webstore, this is important info. It might also be a good way to improve margins when selling locally.
On today's Pop-Ups… "A Moment in Time" by David; "Stiletto Heels And Ankle Socks" by Eva Ulian; "The Keeper Of The Past" by Marianna Raye; "Food, Recipe for Superstition" by Kim Kaur; "Psycho-Mortem" by James Baker. Join us live at 5pm UK!
Watching the OA is very strange for me because of all of the thematic overlaps with the story I wrote 2 years ago. You have "the Echo", the scientist/lab enslaving young people, and the one who breaks them free. Instead of a house, my story centers around a machine. Same story outline in many ways. Odd synergy. It is almost as though ideas float on the wind.
I used to think the nanosecond was the amount of time for the traffic lights to turn green before the Italian in the car behind beeped you. Now I realise that it is, in fact, the amount of time it takes for your cat to sit on the fresh, clean, straight off the line laundry.
On today's Pop-Ups… YA Fantasy by Jessica Freeland; a psychological thriller by Tony Franklin; adult horror/sc-fi by Mark Parry; a YA comic folk fantasy by Charlotte Byrne and a detective thriller by James Ellson. Join us live at 5pm UK!
Stunning evening last night watching the live relay of La Forza del Destino from Covent Garden… I hope you were lucky enough to catch it, too, at your local cinema.. I love live events such as this. Anna Netrebko is in the same league as Callas.
Last night, I dreamed (oh, source of my fictions) that my imaginary boyfriend lost interest in me. Mid-life hormonal shifts are causing him to question his gender identity and he is infatuated with a beautiful, genius, six-foot-tall trans woman he saw on the internet. How can I compete with that? I must triangulate and make him jealous before I lose him forever! #howfictionisborn
Strong line-up for Sunday’s Pop-Ups… "Journey to the Heart of the Sun" by Jeremy Kuper; "The Bluehorn Experiment" by MacNeal Kent; "The Caliph of Qasbat Al Noor" by Elena Scialtiel; "Trouble in Paradise" by Racine Hiet; "Raw Sexuality, or A Year of Indiscretion" by Michael Fleischer. Join us live at 5pm UK
Novelist housewives are nobodies and I like that identity, but sometimes everything starts to push - wake up, be somebody, join someone's team, build their dream, re-engage, feel shame, exit the safe space between faith and delusion. After two rejections in one day, I feel like the universe just shouted,
On today's Pop-Ups... "Russian Spring" by Ben Dymott; "The Moon Field" by Diane Doona; "Bad People" by Max Morpheus; "Perpetuus Island" by Matt Kenny; "Raven" by Tim Pearsall.
Today’s special guest is RC Bridgestock, crime novelist & storyline consultant on BAFTA winning BBC One police drama Happy Valley and series 3 of ITV’s Scott & Bailey.
I just watched a wrenching scene from Sophie's Choice and added 20k words to my 100k novel so that it can be cleanly split into two novels of equal length. This also allowed the novel to be directly connected to a collection of short stories. My head is throbbing, even though I've had coffee and do not have a virus. Is this what constructing a tragedy does to the body? I'm a spider caught in my own web.