Having your book at the proofreading stage is a bit like the long wait for Christmas when you are a kid. You know: December drags even slower as the month goes on and it feels like you’ll never actually make it to Christmas day.
That’s how I feel at the moment – waiting for the final draft to return from the proofreader. I’m hoping that Santa thinks I’ve been good this year and treats me to a wonderful gift!
The image is another still from the video which has just been completed.
Sometimes I wonder where all the women heroes have gone when reading many books nowadays. The release of most of the recent movies has focussed on male characters as the hero lead – I like to have a female character at the centre of some of my books so the balance can be redressed a little.
The sheer scale of character opportunities you have with women can make them a much more interesting lead than a male character.
Just because they aren’t always as physically strong as their male counterparts it doesn’t make them any less physically imposing.
There’s no doubt that the female energy is at the centre of this debate and a female with too much male energy can guve off the wrong signals sometimes so it is a delicate balancing act.
The fe,male lead in my latest book manages to find strength in adversity although she is still plagued with self doubt and is seeking to find the right place for herself within her own lifestyle. The book is about to go to proofreading so will be ready for release shortly. I hope you find it interesting.
I don’t know about you but, for me some days start off better than others. As a writer each working day is approached with an equal sense of excitement and nervous anticipation. Often, when you are in the middle of a book, your life revolves around the characters and they play an important part indicating how your day ends up.
One such charater is dominating my thoughts at the moment. On the surface she is the “larger than life”, super successful person that has it all but bubbling beneath this outward appearance is a festering pile of history that dictates her emotions and actions in an often unexpected way.
You often grow to love your characters even when they aren’t the most perfect people in the world – after all, we all have our place don’t we? This book has been a few months in the making and it’s finally getting to the stage where I can share it.
More information to follow soon….