Lost my first post…sigh

So, I’ll try again.

As I said, I love writing but this forum is a bit intimidating. I’m used to a pen and paper but have got on to emailing. I am a bit stuck for something brilliant to say. Hmmm. I actually love writing and talking, too much according to my father and my teachers but what did they know and they’re all dead now anyway. So…

I have just finished my second YA novel, Kristina with a K. They say that writing is a lonely profession, but it is lonelier when it is finished. I miss my characters talking to me. Independent publishing (self-publishing sounds so vain) is hard work. I couldn’t begin to count the number of revisions and hours of tweaking. The file is now at the printers. I have skimmed 3 proofs and now will have to pay more if I make changes and want another chance to make it perfect … whatever …. at this point who is counting. I changed the margins and the font 3 times. This is not a money-making venture. They are waiting for the go ahead before printing only 100 copies. That way I can go into a second printing with any luck which sounds good. Kristina is now waiting at the entrance to the birth canal, soon to come into the light and meet the world. I feel like i have gone through a 2 year pregnancy and a long and painful delivery. I hope that people love her. I couldn’t bear my girl being rejected or worse, ignored. I, on the other hand, cannot look at the book once it is delivered. If I do, I ‘m sure to spot an error almost immediately, and then I will flog myself bloody for not catching it. Or I’ll want to re-phrase something but can’t because it’s now  carved in stone. So, don’t tell me if you see something wrong. On the other hand, if you love the book, couldn’t put it down etc. (as I was told about my first child, Ravi’s Revenge) then do let me know.

Sorry,  I know the rambling of a writer gets boring real quick ( I know that’s ungrammatical…it’s for effect). I promise to be more interesting tomorrow. Please make a comment and give me a spring board. Thanks.

Author: hunterb1

I'm a bored retired teacher, wannabe writer. I publish independently novels for young adults... gritty cautionary tales,using my boundless knowledge of teen folly I observed helplessly as students, typical teenagers, I cared about ran aground from fooly-hardy behaviours and lack of foresight.

6 thoughts on “Lost my first post…sigh”

  1. Starting a blog is so hard, so here is hoping you are getting lots of responses. I stumbled across your site while looking up info on the Booky series. It was always one of my favourite books and over 30 years after reading it for the first time I am now living in Birchcliff. Funny how the world works.

    I love the idea for the new book! We are members of Variety Village and I would imagine that it is a place filled with wonderful stories. Will you be selling the book in any of the local stores? Perhaps check in at Ella Minnow on Kingston Road?

    Let me know, my some is a bit too young for it (he is 10) but I suspect it would a good book for us to have.

    All the best
    D.

    1. Thanks Donna. I was intending to visit Ella Minnow on Kingston Rd.
      You can order my books from my website: http://www.hunterbooks.ca. It is easiest and fastest to email me at hunterbooks.ca and i will send you one, or bring it to you. I live in the Bluffs.I have one for your son’s age: Kimberley of Millpond, about my childhood in a small Ontario town in the 1950’s, which is now billed as Historical Fiction LOL. Did you read the very famous book by Bernice Thurman Hunter, now a Trilogy, called The Booky Trilogy, about her childhood in Toronto during the Depression. Some of it was set in Birchcliff! It was written for children but adults love it.

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