So apart from now trying to get the epic synthesizer intro to the classic 80's song out of my mind, I am busy working away on getting everything ready and in place for the book launch which is only a matter of weeks away now!
I took a little break from working at the weekend and took my minivegans to a steam engine museum which is local to us and is always great fun!!! It was good to let my hair down (although to be fair it is usually down!) put my pen and paper down and just enjoy being with my girls, seeing them enjoy themselves... Although, I think it is clear to see who was having the most fun on the carousel...!!!
Meanwhile, there may be no steam engines back at Vivi HQ but it's certainly all full steam ahead! Being an indie publisher means you literally have to do everything yourself and as this is my first time writing a book, it has been a real 'learn as you go' job. However, I love a good list and have been a very firm boss with myself methodically working through it and making sure I am on target and where I need to be throughout the whole process. Marketing and promoting is well underway, my website is now up and running, I am in contact with my printers, my illustrator and various other people, gathering reviews, booking stalls at vegan festivals, making arrangements for the launch party and so on!
The illustrations are now in the final stages and Holly is currently just working on the final tweaks. I have seen all of the interior spreads and they are absolutely WONDERFUL, I am completely over the moon with them. Seeing the pictures bring my story to life is making it all very real.
It is a very exciting time and I cannot wait for the world to finally meet
Vivi the Supervegan.
Choose love, choose compassion,
Tina Newman - Mum of 2 and author of the children's book series Vivi the Supervegan; fighting for more compassion and peace in this world.