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December 2005 Christmas Review

Writing Progress

PublishAmerica do have a fast track system, so “The Friendly Ambassador: A Gathering of Angels” could be published by February. It's quite strange and unfamiliar to be talking about the publication of my second book under Writing Progress, but I suppose it is progress. I always hoped to get a book published, but having done so once, and now being on the point of doing so a second time, it doesn't feel that exciting. I think each stage has the same problems. You always wish that you could write a book. Then when you do manage to write it you then spend all your time wishing that you could get it published. And if you do manage to get it published you then end up wishing that it would be a success. It seems there is no end to ambition or to adversity.

Having said all that, it is still nice to know that my story will be out there. While I know that this website reaches a lot of readers, and that some of you may read the free stories without buying access to the pay chapters of others, while others do buy, I feel that having a story published as a book sets it in stone as it were. The story is done and complete and its registered and has it's own ISBN. On this website that can't actually be said. Its only my own personal website after all. I like being able to find my first book “The Friendly Ambassador: The Beginning of the End” on Amazon or Barnes & Noble. It would also be nice to see it on bookshelves, but maybe that is just the next hurdle. So after the second part is published I will start thinking about the last two parts. And then it will be on to my other stories.

As I mentioned last month, I have been doing a lot of images for the book covers, and in my enthusiasm I have managed to do nearly all four sets of covers for “The Friendly Ambassador.” Its a lot of fun, especially with my five-year-old going on six-year-old laptop. So, as promised, all four front cover images are shown below.

I hope you like the images. I will add larger versions to my other website, thefriendlyambassador.com, so pop over and take a look and let me know what you think.

Well, it will be Christmas soon. I will be having some time off from University and I may even find the time to write something new. I will let you know in January. In the meantime I hope you all have a good Christmas and that 2006 is a good year.

See you.
 

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