Thanks to all who popped in to Watestone's in Plymouth yesterday to have a chat about the tvdetective books, and pick up copies.
It was heartening to find out how many people had already read either The Death Pictures, or Evil Valley, and now wanted The Judgement Book. The feedback I get from readers is an invaluable part of the writing process. It helps no end to find out what you like and don't like, so I can try to improve future books.
A lot of rot is talked about writing - the mystery of creativity, structure and pace, the claim that some are born authors and don't have to try, all that stuff - but I have to say, I see it as a career like many others. You're not a master carpenter, or sculptor when you start off, you get better by learning. It's just the same with writing.
So, the feedback helps, and thanks then to all who stopped in for a chat to give me some. I hope you enjoy the books you bought. Please do get in touch to let me know what you thought when you've finished them. You can do so via the contacts page - www.thetvdetective.com/contact.html