I know I’ve been a little bit quiet lately, but as always, I have been busy. I have finished a draft copy of a book on self publishing and it has been reviewed by my beta readers. The feedback is good with some constructive criticism, helpful tips, and positive comments. My Goodreads giveaway has wrapped up and I have sent all the prizes to the winners, with 5 lucky readers winning a copy of The Crimson Guild and 1 winning a copy of Blood Rage. I have had 2 short stories beta read too and I have received positive feedback on them. After all that, I have put everything aside to enjoy a much needed holiday.
I was a little worried about parking my book on self-publishing for 4 weeks. Things are changing so quickly in the self-publishing world that I wanted to get it out as soon as possible. But sometimes you have to take time out to recharge, and when you are travelling from Australia to the UK, France and Belgium, you just have to make the most of it. So, tools have been put down to collect dust while I relax and recharge.
I’ve had such an awesome time catching up with friends in England that I haven’t seen for over 15 years. I’ve also made some new friends in Essex and I’m having a great time in Montmartre, Paris. Paris is a beautiful city with so much history and Montmartre is such a lovely part of it. There are cafes and bars everywhere, and there are many, many stairs you can climb to help burn off all the calories you consume eating and drinking. I’ve also been on a guided bike tour of the city while I have been here and I would recommend it to anyone that is a competent rider. It was truly enjoyable and I got some great photos and some good ideas for my stories. I have 1 more night in Paris before heading to Edinburgh for an underground tour of the old city beneath the Royal Mile. I’m really looking forward to it.
I doubt I will post again before I return to Australia, so I’ve added a few photos from England (Paris snaps to follow at a later date).
Allan Walsh writes Fantasy and Horror. If you’re looking for something new to read in these genres, why not check out his books here.