What goes up ...


It struck me recently that for all this blog's claims to be about living and writing in West Wales, I tend to be a bit secretive about the writing part!  This year hasn't been plain sailing for all kinds of reasons, but I can see light at the end of the tunnel with my revisions... at least I hope it's light and not the train coming towards me!


What's been strange and wonderful, is that whilst I've been working on my revisions, Turning the Tide has been making a life of its own away from me.  Okay what goes up, must come down but  its current Amazon rankings have really cheered me up... apologies for the trumpet tootle.



Comments

Kath said…
That is so cool. Lovely to see Turning the Tide making its very own ripples in the amazon pond, Chris. I loved that book.

Best of luck with the revisions! Hope you reach the tunnel's end soon. x
Chris Stovell said…
Oh, thanks, Kath. Felt a bit embarrassed about posting this, but still having to pinch myself. Getting there with revisions - thank you!
Preseli Mags said…
I think the picture and the font on this post should have been much bigger and in bold! That's fab. Tootle loudly on your trumpet and don't feel embarrassed. TTT's fans need (and want) to be told of its success.
Chris Stovell said…
Thanks Mags - I'm delighted, but I don't want to be Author-Buy-My-Book-zilla!
Liz Hindman said…
Chris, if you've got it flaunt it - tell everyone about your success and be proud. I can't wait for the next book, "Turning the Tide" was a great read.
Jane Lovering said…
Yes! You must tell EVERYONE! It is never boring to hear of someone's success, particularly when they are a nice someone. Trumpet it loud!
Kath said…
I have to agree with Jane and Mags. You shouldn't feel bad about trumpeting success like this. You're not one of those writers who just doesn't get social media and simply uses it as a look at me/buy my book tool. You're one of the good guys and it's lovely to be able to celebrate your successes with you.
Chris Stovell said…
Liz, hello!, thank you for the support.

Jane, that's kind and it's good to see Please Don't Stop the Music there too.

Kath, thanks - my eyes are a bit prickly with tears at your kind comments, it's been a bit of tough old time.
Pauline Barclay said…
Whow! That is fantastic and blow your trumpet as loud and as long as possible, you deserve it..... good on you! xx
Chris Stovell said…
Thanks, Pauline... just making the most of the moment!
Fennie said…
Well done, Chris! I know you've had some problems this year but no doubt it will all be grist to the writer's mill. Now this soaring up the rankings with 'Turning the Tide' must surely behold you to scribbling a sequel for your readers - 'The Tide Goes Out' and maybe a prequel 'The Tide comes In'

And when you've done with those and MGM is knocking on your door there are the the film scripts 'The Tide Won't Wait' (She ebbed, I flowed) and the mystery thriller 'And the Moon Pulled the Tide,'just waiting to be fleshed out.'

I see you at Cannes!

Have fun.....
Fennie said…
Ooops! Calamity! The mystery thriller was supposed to be 'And the Tide pulled the Moon.' It's got to be that way round to be mysterious, hasn't it. In fact TTT is a bit like the tide pulling the moon when you think about it.
Chris Stovell said…
I'm not holding my breath for Cannes, Fennie... a TV series would be nice, she added, wistfully.
And thank you!
Pondside said…
Whoo hooo!!!! that is such good news!
Chris Stovell said…
Thanks, Pondside, it's certainly satisfying to see my first book baby up there.
Lins' lleisio said…
That's truly wonderful - blow away at your trumpet. I like being famous by association; ahem 'my friend the author'. You deserve the accolade - it should reach #1 if there's any justice in the world.
Cait O'Connor said…
Congratulations! And well deserved'; I know that many folk love the book.
I still remember reading it on a canal boat chugging along the Mon- Brec canal in South Wales - hope the new one isnt too far away now. Bum on seat right now!
Chris Stovell said…
Lins, if it wasn't for support of you and all the people who've been kind enough to comment here so far, it wouldn't be there, so thank you.

Cait, thank you for supporting the book in your work too and for that feedback.

SBS, hello dear heart - I'm still here and the bum is almost glued to the seat in order to get the revisions finished!
Frances said…
Chris, it's really so grand that many, many folks have had the pleasure of reading Turning The Tide. I wonder what I would think if I were ever to know that many folks had seen a drawing, print, or painting that I'd created.

Think perhaps I would levitate.

Bravo to you.

Keep going with the necessaries to get that next novel published.

Best wishes to you and Tom. xo
Chris Stovell said…
Frances, they have though - every time one of your many followers visits your blog and sees your creative work. And thank you!
Flowerpot said…
That is wonderful Chris and much deserved! You definitely should have posted this - brilliant!
Chris Stovell said…
Sue, thank you for the support.
Jude said…
I loved Turning the Tide. It remains one of my favourite reads. So pleased to see it doing well on Amazon. x
elizabethm said…
Fantastic, go Chris! I loved it too and can't wait for the next one.
Chris Stovell said…
Welcome, Jude and what a generous comment to make, thank you so much!

Elizabeth, thank you. Everyone's been so kind!
Fantatstic, Chris. I think you need to get that trumpet out for a tootle every now and again. TTT was a jolly good read – I'm not surprised it's doing so well. Looking forward to the next one. J x
Completely fabulous! You toot that post loudly m'dear as it's well deserved. I loved TTT as you know, and so did my Mother in Law and friend. Clever lady, you ;)

And I know what you mean about revisions, although it must be tougher for you, already having been published. But you have had rather a lot to contend with. Am sure you'll get on top and the next one will be equally successful.

xx

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