Hi Folks. Hope you had a great Christmas?
Well folks. The manuscript is finally complete(is a book ever finished?) and my old friend (he's younger than me), has proof read and edited it for me. I have also paid a on-line illustrator to draw me a sketch for the front cover of the book. I have never had such a professional approach to my writing before. I don't know why I never had such a professional approach before? Every day we learn something new.
I suppose its pretty naive to expect somebody to read a tatty book proposal? Don't send your book proposal on the back of a old envelope or cornflake package. I tend to send my proposals by email - it's easier for them to delete them, isn't it?
My manuscript is a humorous travelogue memoir of a certain part of Southern Ireland. Yes of course there have been books written on the same area: McCarthy's Bar - Pete McCarthy for example. We both share the same county of birth and we both had an West Cork/ Irish parent also. I think my book proposal is funny and informative and maybe even have have a few sprinkles of pathos?
Anyway. I am almost there folks. Ready to share my memoirs, opinions and amusing anecdotes to the publishing world and hopefully find my 'book wooky' on Amazon. I might even earn a few bob and have a holiday in the sun or even Scarborough.
There's nothing wrong with Scarborough. I spent many a holiday there. The fantastic film: Little Voice, was filmed there. Perhaps I should write a book about Scarborough? Anybody spent many a hour in Peasholm Park or walking round the Castle and watching the Bachelors and the Grumbleweeds...?
Viva La Scarborough!!
Happy new year to all my readers!!
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