Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Happy New Year

A Happy New Year everyone. I hope your 2011 has started well.

I told myself I will start the year as I plan to go on.  But, then I started sniffling and coughing - my throat is sore, my head is pounding and my neck aches. My chest hurts when I breath, which probably means I need to take my inhaler and I am running out of tissues. My nose is all peely (is that a word?) and my lips are cracked. Moan! Moan! Moan! Did I mention the headache?

So I have decided, I don't want my year to continue the way it has started after all. Hopefully, things will only get better. But, I may be going for the best 'Drama Queen' Oscar. Can I ham it up anymore? Yes, I think I can! Cough! Cough! Cough!

However, there's something I've been meaning to tell you all, which I hadn't got around to yet. I wanted to tell you about...

...the great new book by Jane Wenham-Jones. It's called Wannabe A Writer We've Heard Of? and is the sequel to Wannabe a Writer?
The blurb on the back of the book says it is,

'An essential read for every author, whether established or debut, self-published or still dreaming of limelight.'

That's me - still dreaming of the limelight - the day I have my own book launch that is not just a virtual one. OK! Time to stop day-dreaming and finish blogging.

Quite frankly, I think it's brilliant and not only because there's a photograph of me in it. I won't tell you what page I'm on. You'll have to buy the book to find out.J

It is all about what happens after your book is accepted to be published - the countdown, publicity, networking and using the Internet to market yourself. There are words of wisdom not only from Jane but, also from a whole range of famous writers, literary agents and publishers. It is full of common sense and I'm pleased I bought myself a copy. I must remember to take it with me to Caerleon in July to get it signed.


Simon Whaley said...

You forget to mention the pictures of you in Jane's book!

Anita Marion Loughrey said...

LOL! Mentioned :)

Julie P said...

I hope you feel better soon and can get on with your writing dreams.

Anonymous said...

Don't forget there's a marvellous new web site to go with Jane's new book, even if I say it myself.

I hope your ailments go away very soon. Maybe see you at Caerleon this year.

Anita Marion Loughrey said...

Thanks Kevin :)
I like the website and hope to see you again at Caerleon.

Anita Marion Loughrey said...

Thanks Julie :)
You are very kind xx