Tonight marks the night before Aphora goes live. It marks years of blood, sweat, hard work and tears to getting Aphora to where it is today. I am so incredibly proud to say that from tomorrow I will be a published author, it has been fun but tremendously hard and I can’t wait to see where it goes – I also can’t wait to get on with the next instalment as it has taken a back seat these past couple of months and I’m eager to get back the world of Aphora and out of the world where I go cross-eyed (and a little crazy) reading the same pages over and over again. As of tomorrow Aphora will be available on Amazon for £2.99 as an e-book with a printed copy available to purchase following in the next week; if you’re eager, click on the link to pre-order a copy and guarantee the e-book to be on your kindle device on the 2nd December!
The last few weeks and months have been difficult but Aphora has kept me going. Only last week did my proof arrive for the printed book and I was ecstatic, I’m not sure poor old Bailey knew what was going on except he may have been given a few extra treats in reflection of my mood. Since then, he has been a little naughty but more to follow on his blog about that. Anyway, I digress, I am currently reviewing the printed edition of Aphora and will be linking the final version alongside the e-book by the end of next week. In all honesty, it has been a lot more enjoyable and relaxing reading a physical copy of my work that trawling through pages on my laptop!
I almost forgot! Today is the 1st of December. And I LOVE Christmas. It truly is the most wonderful time of year in my book (pun, fully intended). When personal issues arise I always know Christmas will help me feel better and I’m crossing my fingers that this is true for this year. I have been wrapping presents and dreaming of all the Christmas decorations I will be buying. Last year saw my house a little bare as we were all packed up and ready to move into our first owned home together, however, fast forward to six weeks later and we were only just moving…imagine the annoyance of living out of boxes for several months as it had taken a while packing everything up with us both working full time! Oops, I have side-tracked again! So Christmas last year fell flat (decoration wise anyway as I was surprised with a city break to Berlin for the Christmas markets!) so this year I hope to bolster my mood with the wonderfulness and brightness that is Christmas decorations. I’m talking tinsel, lights, cute little signs, door mats: the lot. I cannot wait. I love the scents, the music, the family time and family time is something I truly cherish.
So as it is now officially the start of Christmas (and yes, the 1st of December counts), I want to wish everyone a very happy and merry start to the countdown (advent calendar chocolate, check). I hope you enjoy Aphora and more in the festive weeks to come.
Until next time,