To self-publish or to seek an agent and a publisher? Which is the best route? It’s a question that many writers, myself included, often ask and I’m going to attempt to answer it.
I self-published my first three books. I hadn’t planned to write a trilogy but that’s how it worked out. They focused on farming, using tongue-in-cheek humour to reflect on farming life past and present. All are non-fiction. I didn’t try to find a publisher. I decided to self-publish [...]
It’s been quite a while since I’ve written about any writing news and in one way, not much has happened, and in another way, there has been loads. I’ve had quite a few people ask me recently if I’m bringing out a book for the Ploughing Championships again this year and the answer to that is no, not this year. I do have a “gift type book” in draft but the reason I’m not publishing it this year is an [...]
It’s mid January and the advantage of going away on holidays early in the year means that the first fortnight of the year has flown by and the disadvantage is I feel I’ve loads to get done now before calving starts around 4th February. This week hasn’t had as much farming in it as I’ve been catching up on other things.
Getting Farmer on Holiday
I’ve had the most relaxing time though – all proved by the fact that the most ginormous [...]
Where on earth have I been these last couple of months? Well, I’ve mostly had my ass firmly sat on a chair in my dining room, drinking tea, eating high energy food (chocolate) and tapping away at the laptop to produce this masterpiece – An Ideal Farm Husband!
And why couldn’t I blog as well? [...]
I have to admit that I did wonder if any farming husbands were hit over the head on Christmas morning when their darling beloved discovered a copy of How To Be A Perfect Farm Wife under the Christmas tree. If she didn’t know about the existance of the book beforehand and didn’t take the time to see the humour in the front cover illustration, it’s a possibility this might have happened. Indeed, I received a tweet from one young farmer [...]