‘Secret of the Phoon’ no longer a complete secret…

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Yes, it’s a bit fiddly, and I didn’t always know what I was doing but I’m glad that I produced ‘Secret of the Phoon’ as an e-book first. I really just wanted to get it out there as quickly as possible, to see if I’d managed to re-present the world that I’d created in my head into something to which other people could relate.

I always feel that the characters want to be heard, want to tell their story, and it’s up to me to do the best I can to represent them properly and give them a voice. So although the publishing part of it is much less interesting than the writing part, it has to be done. I have an image in my head of Avira being a bit disapproving when I fail her, and whispering gently in my ear when I don’t quite get it right. I dream about them sometimes – perhaps their way of telling me that more work needs to be done. Which is why I am already on the prequel. There is so much more of the story to tell.

So the story exists now in a way that other people can read it. The challenge now is to let people know it’s there amongst the myriad other offerings. I seem to have got a few people interested in reviewing it, which will help. I’m looking forward to reading them, although of course it’s a worry if they don’t like it. Then I will have Avira in my head again, slightly disapproving, shaking her head that she’s stuck with me as a cypher. Ok, ok, I’m getting on with it…