At the beginning of the year I set myself some challenging goals, the main one was my Daisy Chain Publication Plan. I plan to edit and publish five books during this year. The Morning Gift is the first of those five dusty manuscriptswhich I’ve pulled down from the shelf it sat on for… well, years and polished it up. It’s a little over my planned deadline of the end of February, but if you know anything about me, you’ll know why. And it’s the first publication under my publishing press, White Wolf Books. It’s available from Amazon in print and Kindle format.
I first put pen to paper on The Morning Gift in 2008. It’s a story about forbidden love in the time of the Vikings. I submitted a synopsis to my on-line writing group, Writers Abroad and received some positive feedback on some of the chapters in another setting. So why has it taken me so long? Well, I’ve learnt that the real part of writing-the editing and the rewriting- doesn’t magically happen. There aren’t any little scribbling fairies who visit when I’m asleep and sort it all out. It’s down to me. And it’s dedicated to my most loyal follower, my dad, Bob Lamb.
Editing might be a bloody trade, but knives aren’t the exclusive property of butchers. Surgeons use them too.” – Blake Morrison
I’ve learnt a lot during these first few weeks of being editor and publisher (and everything in between) and shall blog about some of my ‘education’ in future posts. And I’m sure there will be lots more learning to do as I crack on with my second work in progress, due out in May.