Thursday, April 26, 2007

From Jane Pollard

Hello everyone. Well, I finished writing Devil’s Prize, my 25th book, on Thursday of last week. The next four days were spent on a final read and edit (I do a rolling edit as I write) After I had printed and packed the manuscript and sent it off to my agent, I could feel myself slipping into post-book blues! On top of that I leaned into a cupboard to pick up a bag, and twisted my back. I hoped with gentle exercise, liberal applications of Ibuprofen gel and a hot water bottle it might soon right itself. It hasn’t, and I’m hobbling about looking as if I have a broom-handle instead of a spine. I’m seeing a chiropractor this afternoon, and hope that by the end of the session whatever is locked/strained/displaced will have been released, soothed and put back.

Still, before that happened I did manage to clean out the tip that my office resembled. Now it looks oddly bare and rather sad. What it needs is a new book. As soon as my back is fixed I’ll be raring to go. The first job will be to sort through the small mountain of research I've accumulated. Then I need to write a new outline incorporating additional information and ideas that have occurred since I wrote the original.

I can feel excitement stirring and that wonderful anticipation that always accompanies the plunge into a new adventure.

Meanwhile, I’m delighted to announce publication of the large print edition of Dangerous Waters, available from Amazon, or from your local library. I really like the cover picture, and hope you do too.


Melinda said...

Book 25 - well done Jane! I do hope your bad back does not stop you putting together your new idea - always an exciting time for a writer.

I like the cover, btw.

Anonymous said...

Well done! Wow, 25 books. you must be really proud.

Sorry to hear aboput your back - have you tried a TENS machine? Great pill free pain refief.

I like the cover too.

Historical Romance Author said...

Well done, Jane! Hope the book is a great success for you, Anne Herries

Anne Whitfield - author said...

Sorry you back is bad, Jane. Hope it's better soon!

Congratulations on book number 25!

bedstar said...

congrats on the silver release! sorry to hear about your back... If, like me, you can't stand the pain of chiropractic treatment, and you are looking for an effective, long term remedy for your back problems, then may i suggest a new mattress (or to be more specific – an orthapedic or memory foam mattress)
There are a whole range of specialist mattresses aimed at correcting posture and in turn alleviating back and neck pains. The benefits are long-term and you don't need to regularly visit [and pay!] some heavy handed therapist to relieve the pain! i recently purchased an orthopedic memory foam mattress, and i can report, that after a fortnight sleeping on it, i wake up feeling much better than i did when i slept on my old mattress and i foresee a lack of future visits to my heavy handed chiropracter!!
One may jump to the conclusion that such specialist mattress prices are high; however, if you look hard enough, you can find cheap orthopedic mattresses out there. If you are dispirited by the expense, just think of the long term benefits for your health... a decent mattress can last up to 10 years!