Five things I did on Spindrift’s release day :)

So, today my second full length ghost story, Spindrift, was released. I’ve been bust touring around chatting about the book, so I won’t say more here. I try to minimise my internet time on release days, because otherwise I spend a lot of time refreshing all my social media feeds in the hope that someone liked it, which is silly for anyone, but especially so when you live in a different timezone from many readers.

On workdays, avoiding the internet is easy. Otherwise, I get sneaky. Sometimes I go walking. Sometimes, like today, I have a writing free day at home: no words, minimal social media, no planning or admin or redrafting. So, here’s what I did today…

1. Tried to put a dent in my to-read pile


I didn’t get very far with that plan, mostly because of items 3 and 4…

2. Drank a lot of tea


Whilst reading, naturally 😉

3. Wandered down the garden to see if the blackberries were ripe


They were, so I returned with a large bowl. I’ve barely made a dent in the crop (my garden is a bramble-ridden disaster, which pays off once a year)

4. Did actual baking 


Slightly singed banana and blueberry bread pudding. I only bake once or twice a year, so I was quite pleased with this. My flat smelt lovely this evening.

5. Did something writing related. That is, I signed a contract for Recovery, the third in my dragon series.


Coming in April/May 2017 from DSP Publications 🙂 An irritatingly humorous dragon, a champion in search of a cause, selkies, nixies, canals, politics, pirates, and a soul-eating hydra. 

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4 Responses to Five things I did on Spindrift’s release day :)

  1. Michelle says:

    Congrats on release day! I downloaded Spindrift and will be reading it while lounging around at the pool ttomorrow (gotta love friends with a pool membership.) So excited to read.

    And YAAAAAAAY on Recovery! I CAN’T WAIT to read it. ❤

    • amyraenbow says:

      Thank you 🙂 I’m quite jealous. What better place to read about the ghosts of the drowned than beside the water? 😉
      And, yes, I’ve known about Recovery for a week or so, but we signed the paperwork and made it official yesterday, which was very fortuitous timing.

  2. Fred C Learn says:

    I loved Spindrift, and also loooooove your little dragons!

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