Clinging on


It’s time to let go. But I can’t. I simply can’t upload that file and send if off. I’ve lived with this book for so many years. It’s been edited, re-written, tweaked and proofed and now I’m about to send it out into the world.

Is it ready? Am I ready?

If I keep it safe on my PC any longer, I’m in danger of spending months agonising over a phrase or a comma, so it has to go.

In all honesty there’s nothing more I can do to it, so why am I clinging on? Why have a spent the whole of today procrastinating?

It might be ready, but emotionally I am not.

The trouble is, once it is out there, it is no longer mine. yours. It belongs to anyone who reads it. Which, of course, is the whole point of writing.

So good luck “City of Secrets”, it’s time to press send.

PS “City of Secrets” is my new book for 8-12 year olds. The first of the Letty Parker series it will be out in October 2018



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