Friday, 17 January 2014

Bouquets all round

Time to Celebrate the Small Things again. Join in via VikLit's blog 'Scribblings of an Aspiring Author' here.

Top of the list is the lovely bunch of flowers one of my students gave me on Wednesday.

High on the list is the fun I had at the barn dance last Saturday with old friends and new.

I'm celebrating lunch with one friend, followed a couple of hours later by tea and chat with another.

I'm also if not exactly celebrating, then certainly looking on with admiration at the way the internet connects us. This time last week, only a handful of people knew that David Jinks' novel The Dodo Tree had been published. He was my guest blogger last Friday, as a result of which many of you kind souls clicked through to Amazon to have a look and he has sold quite a few copies. Not only that, but also his post was picked up by Ether Books, which mentioned it in its regular members' newsletter, and so DJ's fame is spreading. Isn't that great? Thanks, folks.


  1. Nothing more lovely than flowers from kids! That's so sweet.

  2. Sounds like a very good week with lots of things to celebrate. Hope you have a great weekend too :)

  3. I love meeting up with friends, writerly or otherwise, to chat and eat cake!

  4. Thanks for your comments, cleemckenzie, Suzanne and Rosemary. :)

  5. Hi Julia, fame at last! ;-)
    I must admit I have no idea what the Kindle Direct Printing author central charts mean, but after your mention it suddenly climbed from its freefall plummet figure of 'currently ranked #180,000 of over 400,000 in the Kindle store' on Jan 8th to a giddy #23,146 by Jan 16th. You featured it on the 10th! Wow, that's a lot of influence you must have. Hmm, I probably owe you flowers too... Lots!
    It's back in freefall mode again now, oh well...

    1. Great start. Now you have to work hard at publicity.