Happy New Year to all readers. It is not to late for that, is it? It seems like just yesterday I was ringing in the new year. Is it me, or is 2012 passing too quickly? I don’t know where the time is going. I haven’t slept one single night since the year began, yet the days are not long enough for all that I want to do.
Two days into 2012 I fell victim to a cold that knocked me out for more than a week. It is bad enough to start the year feeling miserable, but just as I was recovering I got a call informing me that my soon to be five year-old grandson was hospitalised with dengue—another torturous week for me. In Trinidad even grown-ups and teen-agers have succumbed to dengue over the years so when a child whose immune system is not as strong contracts dengue there is not much hope. Thank God the doctors were able to make an early diagnosis and treat him accordingly. Failure to make early detection have resulted in loss of lives in the past. Then, at the end of January I lost a half-sister to kidney failure. She was only thirty-one so her passing was another blow, especially since her birthday is a day before mine.
The middle of January I started preparing my novel for Amazon Kindle...not an easy task.
I finally managed to upload it on the 31st. The option to preview didn’t come up so I’m anxious to go to Trinidad where I can view the copy my son bought (if he ever gets around to reading it is another story) so that I can peruse for any formatting discrepancies in the conversion.
Apart from following the occasional carnival show online when access permitted (as I write this—Sun 26th ,there is no internet, lost it yesterday), February was devoted to formatting my novel for CreateSpace...whether I’ll be successful in that regard is left to be seen. My manuscript was nicely single-lined but when I put it in the template the spacing got out of whack so I’m working on that...wish me luck.
There’s a link to the Kindle version of my novel on the left. The first two chapters are available for reading. I would really appreciate it if readers would take a look and give me some feedback (whether good or bad). I have no qualms about open critique but PMs are welcome for those who prefer to do so privately. Thanks.
A Walrond ©2012