Eila Jameson-Avey

Writer of stories about diversity.

31st March, 2019

Well it’s been a while since my last post. I have just finished another edit of Wellworth (hence the cover shot) and it feels close to completion. I have asked some very literary friends to read it and give an overall critique, so fingers crossed it comes back with a tick – or at the very least a few minor edits?

It’s such a feeling of accomplishment when you read the last chapter, again, and realise that each edit takes less time to complete.  I really have to thank Pamela Freeman from the Australian Writers’ Centre for her invaluable feedback and fellow writers of the Next Draft Writers’ group who have given tremendously helpful feedback over the past few months. 

Hopefully next stop is to an agent or publisher.  I’ll keep you posted.

Thank you to all those people who posted a review for Simon Goes to Spain.  I’ve had a few people ask how it is going and to be honest, I don’t really know.  Last weekend, after a glass of wine, I did a Google search and found that there were two second hand copies for sale on eBay.  So at least two have been sold!  Austin Macauley will provide me with data, I am sure, however, I’m not brave enough, to ask.  Especially not without a glass of wine first!

I’ve given the sequel, Simon Goes to Camp a quick edit. In this story Simon stumbles across the Eco-Terrorist, Jasper while playing man-hunt in the dark. It offers an insight into the difficulties children with autism face in mainstream settings, and there are some very funny moments when Simon discovers the animals can communicate with him.  Let’s hope Simon Goes to Spain sells, so it gets published.

My words of wisdom for those of you out there who are writing (which is me) — actually I don’t have any, but I read a really funny quote  — and I apologise  I didn’t get the name of the intelligent person who wrote it;

‘Writers’ block is when your imaginary friends stop talking to you!’

Fortunately, that hasn’t happened to me, yet!

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