Thursday 16 July 2009

TO DEFY A KING - Agent approves anyway!

Agent stayed up until 3.30 in the morning to finish To Defy a King. She said:

'I love the manuscript. I felt bereft when it stopped. Wow oh wow.'

Now, obviously she is my agent and I'm her client, but even so, I am wiping my brow with relief that it has passed the first hurdle now it's out in the world. I still have to hear from editors - they are reading it this weekend.

I guess my News blog is the only place where I trumpet blow. I don't like doing it more broadly online because the 'look at me' stuff gets stale very quickly and I'd rather talk history, writing and books in more general terms than my latest puff - so I confine the 'me' stuff to here!

Oh, and here's the video trailer!

Tuesday 14 July 2009

To Defy a King - finished and handed in!

A note to say that I handed in my story of Mahelt Marshal and Hugh Bigod today. To Defy a King is now officially into the next stage of production i.e. out of the writer's hand and heading (6 drafts later!) into the world.