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Updates

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Tuesday, 21 November 2017

An exciting update... 

I hand-delivered the annotated proofs to Unbound last week. That's a print out of the manuscript -- not bound and in an A4 format, yet resembling how a page will look. It was covered in my scribbles making last-minute tweaks and corrections. Imogen Denny, my wonderfully rigorous and perceptive Unbound editor, assures that she can read my handwriting, which I find extraordinary…

PUBLISHING DATE, and more

Friday, 29 September 2017

To all my backers,

Do hope everybody's had a great summer...

It's been a busy head-down few months trying to get Song into good shape. The manuscript has been edited (rewrites/reworks) by the incredible Liz Garner; copyedited (to make it bang-on accurate) by the astute Miranda Ward, and now I'm looking at dust jacket designs (presently verdant, lush imagery). It feels almost tangible now.

WHERE I WANT TO BE RIGHT NOW

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Kaieteur

Dear all,

I write a weekly column for Conde Nast Traveller and this week is about the rainforest of Guyana -- the setting for  much of the novel. 

More here http://www.cntraveller.com/recommended/culture/where-to-go-right-now

Also, I wanted to update everyone on Song's progress. As you might know, the book is already written but happily I have a few sessions with an excellent editor... and…

The next chapter

Saturday, 28 January 2017

Guyanafilm

Song is fully funded. Pinch me. I can't quite believe it. Thank you to everyone for getting me to this point. I confess I'm as nervous as I am excited. 

The view from here 

This image is from a few years back when I was making a short film for the BBC on Guyana. I climbed to the top of a hill to capture the view above the rainforest canopy in Iwokrama. When I think back to that trip, I start…

Into the 80s

Monday, 23 January 2017

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80 percent! Thank you so much to everyone for their support. Unbound tell me that Song is their best performing book of fiction in terms of pace of pledging.

What a rollercoaster weekend it has been. Friday was unthinkable. Saturday, some solace. 

It's Monday here (on the banks of the Ganges, in the foothills of the Himalayas) so I'll be refreshing my weekly column. This past week it was…

Happy 2017

Monday, 9 January 2017

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Happy New Year!

It's a month since Unbound launched Song and today we reached 60 percent of the target. Thank you to everyone for helping us reach this milestone. 

My last column for Conde Nast Traveller -- 'Where I want to be right now' -- was one of reflection, wondering about what went right last year, what went wrong. And musing on plans, hopes and dreams. For me, so much of 2017 is about…

Almost half-way

Thursday, 22 December 2016

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A big thank you to everybody who's pledged. It's not yet two weeks and we're nearly half-way there. THANK YOU. 

I've had some press to help me on my way (thank you, Conde Nast Traveller).

And I'd be grateful if any of you might be willing to share the link: http://www.cntraveller.com/recommended/video/song-michelle-jana-chan

In case you might want to read some of my writing over the holidays…

Getting ready for print
Publication date: Summer 2018
114% funded
250 backers