It has been a busy 6 months, my attention has been split between radio work and the development of my second audiobook, the latter certainly was the most challenging, physically and mentally. I tell you , those who narrate audiobooks have my utmost respect. As far as I am concerned, what ever they earn, they are worth every penny.
And when you add production on to that, it was one of the toughest creative challenges I have ever faced. And following hours or edits, reedits and the occasional chosen swearwords, I am so pleased that I have a product to be proud off.
The subject matter is a labour of love and I wanted to create something that would do it justice. There have been so many people that have not just believed in my writing, they have followed my journey in reliving three life changing years working as a Butlins Redcoat.
I have been blown away by the response to the first two instalments of my “Butlins Ayr Trilogy.” It has been two years since I published part two, “Don’t Mention Hi De Hi” and when people me talk about my writing, the one question that keeps cropping up, is: “When is the next book coming out?”
Well I believe that it wont be long before I can give you a definite answer to that question. I have shut myself away from that thing called a regular job, (Call Centre – don’t go there.) and have been making real progress in writing the book. I decided to try things differently compared to the first two books.
I wrote the story first that was the easy bit. I have been taking my time in getting the final manuscript completed, but I remain confident that I am still on course for an official launch during the first week in March. For those who sign up to my e mailing list will hear it first.
With the first two books, we have moved from a coming of age story to young love. They have one common link – Butlins. And this third book will the final part of a three year journey and a celebration of a camp that is no longer there.