And so…. we’re finally there. The paperback of Dr Dan Moves On should be on sale by the end of next week. The Kindle edition is available to pre-order and will be released on October 30th.
If you buy a copy, I thank you very much. If you read it, enjoy it and post a review on Amazon, my cup runneth over. Just one thing: please, no spoilers. Most readers prefer to find out what happens for themselves.
So now what? As usual I’m suffering from empty desk syndrome. My writing routine kept me as sane as was possible during the past few months. I’m missing it already, but I know I need to take a break. All work and no play soon turns a person into a bore. I’m going to defy C***d and travel a little, get out my neglected sketchbook, read some of the books I’ve bought in moments of whimsy and generally catch up on normal life. This week’s tasks are, 1. to make a Tarte Tatin and turn it out of its tin without any of it landing on the floor and, 2. to reverse engineer a pair of silk trousers my Mum bought in India nearly 40 years ago and try to recreate them. There may be rude words uttered.
Then I have some thinking to do. Will there be another Dr Dan book? I hope so, but it very much depends on reactions to Book 3. If the feedback is good, there’s plenty more where that came from. But there are also other possibilities, book proposals which my erstwhile publishers, over the years, didn’t fancy. Maybe I’ll write one of those as well. Nobody to stop me now!