If, like my friends, you took a bit of a break last week due to exhaustion, you may by now have forgotten everything else you did in April. Judging by some of the Reflections posts, many people were like me - totally exhausted by keeping up the blog visiting!
The only thing I HAD to do in April were the chapter illustrations for my sixth book, Bravo Victor, which came out last week. I thought it would be a nice relaxing thing to do in among all the blogging and visiting. Then I got into last-minute mode - you know, when you don't have to do something yet, so you put it off? I steeled myself and got most of them done over one weekend. Not many writers do chapter illustrations, and sometimes I wish I hadn't started, but in the end I enjoy doing them, and I get great feedback from my readers.
|Castle Marsh (c) J M Pett|
One I did for the new book is a view of the road from the dunes through the marsh to the castle, which captured the atmosphere I wanted exactly.
|The Road to Castle Marsh (c) J M Pett|
I met so many wonderful writers during this year's A to Z that I'm sure there are lots of experiences and opinions on this. Readers, what do you think? Have you jumped into the middle of a series? What's your favourite series, or do you prefer stand-alones?
Jemima Pett, part of #TeamDamyanti for the 2014 A to Z Challenge
Jemima's blog http://jemimapett.com
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