After joining our little Writers' Group in Tamworth I have received an enormous boost in confidence about my yet-to-be published book "The River", it has also encouraged me into ploughing further through the next book "The Falls", and then finding a Painters Group yesterday has inspired me to get out the old brushes and have a go at painting the image for the cover of "The River".
A huge THANK YOU goes to the following people:
Greg, the first person, not in my family, to read "The River" and give me some wonderful feedback. He devoured it in two days and his enthusiasm for the book has got me beaming with pride. To be told that it was destinctly Australian, had good character depth, the scenery was so well written he could visualise it and that "The River" could be the 'next big Australian hit' and that it would even make a 'great movie' was enormously uplifting.
Lynn Newberry, aka Anne Rouen, came to our Writers' Group meeting on Saturday and allowed us to ask many questions, especially on how to get started and how to go about getting published. Congratulations to Lynn on winning the Silver Medal in the 2014 Global Ebook Awards!
One of her many pieces of advice was to start a blog on a web page. So here I am! I am in the process of ticking off her other helpful pieces of advice too.
Lyn, another member of the group, who is currently reading "The River", has also sent me some feedback already. At just over half way she told me today that "You must/can be very proud of yourself! I agree with Greg about [it\ being an Australian Great & a movie!"