Thursday, June 9, 2011

It Started With a Kiss week 14: Time off!

All this year, I'm keeping a video diary of everything that goes into writing my third novel, It Started With a Kiss, due to be published on 10th November. This week, with the structural edit finally complete, I've been out and about enjoying some well-earned time off. Also the answers to your questions - it's author talks and ambitions this week...

While I'm waiting for the next round of edits to begin, I've been able to enjoy some real life! Join me on a mini-trip to Wales (including my favourite beach in the whole wide world - Llandanwg near Harlech), see a snippet of my gig at Jools Holland's Jam House in Birmingham (playing one of my album tracks with three of my friends who have inspired the band members of The Pinstripes in It Started With a Kiss...) and find out which books are in my TBR pile.

This week's vlog questions come from the lovely Donna and Suzy about giving author talks and my next big ambition after fulfilling my childhood dream of seeing my books in Kingswinford Library.

So next week, the dreaded line edits of doooooooom arrive. It's fair to say that I hate this edit (mainly because it's so nit-picky) but it has to be done! What would you like to know about the next stage of the publishing process? Ask me anything - just leave your question in the comments below or email me at:

Thanks for watching - enjoy!

p.s. This week's YouTube-nominated freeze frame is entitled 'Strange Face and Specs in a Punto'...


Anonymous said...

What a lovely vlog - the poppies are just amazing! I have a very fanciful question this week(!) I'd like to ask: how do you decide who to dedicate your books to? There must be so many people you want to acknowledge, how do you choose? x

Dot said...

Love the Jam House, it is my favourite night out in Brum! Glad you've got to have some well deserved time off! What would you say is your favourite part of the process once the book has been written?

Suzy Turner said...

Great vlog, as always Miranda! I love it when you manage to get out and about a bit... I do miss the UK and to be able to see some of it with you is fantastic, so thank you!
I hope the line edits are going well this week... I can imagine how tedious it must be though. Here's another question for you:
When the line edits are done, is that it, is it done and dusted and ready for print? Will you then be able to go off for a much-needed and very well deserved holiday? lol

M. J. Macie said...

What a great idea to have a video log. Good luck with the third book. You have a great site.
M.J. Macie

cm crafts said...

lovely blog i drove past the poppys the other day and they are stunning
hope next week goes well
clare xx

Donna said...

Ooh, poppies...yep, makes me think of the Wizard of Oz. Anyhoo. Thank you for answering my question - I hope to see you at an author talk soon! My question this week is: with all these edits, are you tempted to tinker with bits of the story all the time? And at one point do you have to say 'that's it, no more messing'? Thanks! Donna.x

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