Bringing a book to life
Thursday, 8 March 2018
Hello fabulous supporters!
You've done it! Yes, thanks to your support A Small Dark Quiet has now reached its funding target and will make its way into the world. It's only because of you - and brave, brilliant Unbound - for believing in this novel that its characters can come to life.
The exploration of loss, migration and the search for belonging has long preocupied my writing but never more so than in A Small Dark Quiet where it is embodied in both Arthur and Sylvie's journeys. It is in this book that such an exploration becomes - through what Sylvie recognises in Arthur as 'the defiant pulse of survival' - a way of moving from desolation to hope and, most crucially of all, of touching the possibility that people can and do rebuild their lives.
I've just been assigned an editor and will begin working with her in a few weeks. So then. deep breath before the next stage (often referred to as the editathon)... I'll be coming up for air to let you know how it's going but I can say now that I've been given a rough idea of the time frame - we're in this for the long haul! - and, all being well, you should have a copy in your hands by September.
Bye for now literary heroes and heroines!
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