I know I should be playing it cool and professional and aloof. I should be beginning my next novel, or reading Proust, or doing yoga or trying out a new Yotam Ottothingy recipe, but I'm not. I'm sitting here DYING to know what any of you think of my new book, and at the same time trepidatious because it's not like any of my others...
I realise that most of you will probably be waiting for the paperback, and that's fair enough, but I know that some of you have bought the ebook.
By the way, the link I put on the blog yesterday was for the UK Amazon. But the book is now available worldwide.
Yesterday I was flooded with excitement and satisfaction and went for an early ride to the end of the Trail. The Trail is so central to the new novel that it's almost a character.
And on the way back I called in at Miller's Dale Station Cafe as their first customer of the day. I really like this cafe. If it had been open last year, the main character of my book, Jane, would definitely have been a regular.
On the ride back down the Trail I stopped at my favourite spot and took this picture:
I am so so lucky to live in the Derbyshire Peak District. Is it any wonder I want to set my novels here?