Monday 28 December 2020

So, 2020 is drawing to a close. I have never been thankful for something so much, however, 2021 seems as though it will be more of the same. 

I don't want to talk about Covid because quite honestly, I'm sick to death of hearing about it. The news is anything but the news now, I cannot believe there is nothing else happening in this world right now that we have to fill every single news bulletin with Covid related items.

So there I am banging on about it without intention.

Charlie and Poppy, the Andrew Milner Books mascots have been working hard and as you can see they have taken some time off to rest.

I have just finished planning my next book so the first two words that seem so far from the end have been put in place; Chapter One. I am hoping to write this book within the next couple of months as the planning is the hardest part, I think. 

I have three books currently finished which are finding their way round a few agents, so fingers crossed there. It is very hard to get an agent these days as firstly there are so many writers now who bombard the poor agents with hundreds of submissions each and every week; and secondly, in this world of uncertainty, it is easier to stay with their list of current writers who are proven in the world of book sales. But then. you never know, JK Rowling was rejected several times by agents and publishers who must have kicked themselves severely since firing that, not for us at this time letter.

Anyway, I have a book to write which I will blog about more towards the end. Also, look after each other; one thing I have come to realise in this odd existence is that people's mental health is getting worse and on top of the access to help being restricted, we can't even go to the pub with our friends for a drink and a chat, this is cutting off essential help for people. Last week a lovely man who I know through work decided he'd had enough. It is so sad to know people get so low without reaching out; so keep an eye on each other.

Time to write now.

I wish you all a very happy new year from the Andrew Milner Books office. #andrewmilnerbooks