90% and counting - when will the real work begin?
Sunday, 23 February 2020
Well firstly and most importantly I would like to thank the 150 wonderful supporters who have given so generously to the campaign to have Dolly Considine's Hotel published. It is just awesome that we are 90% funded, and with apologies to the math geniuses among you, 90% means just 10% more to go; i can feel myself beginning to believe Dolly is going to be published. Or at least closer to being a published…
Tuesday, 21 January 2020
Thank you for all your support. The lovely people at Unbound have given us a code [ALMOST100] to celebrate Dolly getting to 82% funded. The lovely people think it would be fab to get Dolly to 100% and I agree. Feel absolutely free to share this information with any friend who would like to read about Julian and Dolly's adventures. ALMOST100 easy to remember. Eamon unbound.com/books/dolly-considines…
Julian meets Malone for the first time. 77% funded, spread the love. Thank you funders.
Sunday, 5 January 2020
The Summer of Unrequited Love: June 1983
With the crowd for the ferry bus gone Julian found a seat for himself and another for his backpack. A coffee and the recording of succinct observations about travel and travellers would pass the time until the record stall in George’s Street would be open. And now that Uncle Arthur was in his head, he would do as he’d written in the note to his mother…
110 Generous Backers
Sunday, 10 November 2019
This is a joyful jolly time. Dolly Considine’s Hotel is 60% funded, I should be singing from the rooftops, thanking my supporters and encouraging them to tell their friends all about my exciting wonderful inciteful insightful optimistic magical book. But instead; I’m trying to figure out why I’ve been resisting writing and sharing this happy update with you.
I have one hundred and ten wonderful…
A teaser from October 1956 - a much younger Dolly learns about running an hotel.
Sunday, 13 October 2019
Dolly was cleaning room eleven when she found the box in the bedside locker. She recognised the name printed on the side from hearing it whispered in the bar, and knew the content’s purpose immediately. The box went straight into the wastebasket carried from room to room and slid beneath the jumble of empty shampoo sachets, bits of cotton wool, train and cinema tickets, and the long blue wrapper from…
Dolly skips over 40 and goes straight to 41(%)
Sunday, 15 September 2019
Dolly is 41, and as we are talking percentages, 41% is better than the 40% which the campaign was only briefly on Sunday morning. To you seventy-nine pledgers, a big thanks and I hope you enjoy the extract below. But your work is not done yet. If you scroll down to the bottom of this update you will see Twitter and Facebook buttons; please share with your followers. And if you have any comments there…
The glass is one-third full, not two-thirds empty.
Monday, 2 September 2019
So, firstly thank you all for your generous belief in me and for pledging your hard-earned cash to make Dolly Considine's Hotel a reality. You really are helping to make my life's ambition a reality. But wow, what a month it's been. A roller coaster of a month, with a surge of happiness and a feeling of vindication when the percentage goes up, and a horrid dip on the few days when there were no pledges…
Wow, is this really happening to me?
Sunday, 28 July 2019
It would be a gross understatement to say that I've been waiting for a moment like this for quite a long time. We (me and my funders and my publishers and my readers) are setting out on a journey which will have highs and lows, tears of joy and hopefully tears more tears of joy. I am genuinely touched by the support and encouragement I received so far, and hope that you will feel like a part of…
My wonderful first week
Sunday, 28 July 2019
Thank you, it's so exciting to have received my first enthusiastic supporters. It's been an exciting and terrifying week contacting (I won't say reaching out to) friends and family to let them know that I am one step closer to having a novel published after so many years of waiting. Below is a bit more about how Dolly Considine's Hotel came about, and what it's about. I look…