Monday, 20 July 2015

A Change of Mind Giveaway Winners, and what I've been up to

Well, hello. I didn't mean to go AWOL for quite so long. I'll get to my reasons in just a minute, but first things first, it's high time to announce the winners of my blog tour giveaway. Roll those drums...

The winners are:

Vanessa Morgan who wins an e-copy of A Change of Mind and Other Stories

T.B. Markinson who wins a £10 Amazon gift card

Congrats, guys! I'll be in touch shortly about how to redeem your prizes.

I thoroughly enjoyed my first blog tour and felt quite humbled by everyone's thoughts and comments. In addition to my lovely tour hosts, my book has also seen features on Mina Burrows' and Medeia Sharif's blogs and I'm very grateful to have had some great reviews.

The big news, we've moved house... which is huge news, as we had never been settled at our previous address where we had been for 1.5 years. This feels so much more relaxed and peaceful. Now, with the move out of the way, I will be buckling down and getting on with Part 3 of my trilogy, which was my big plan for this year. It's July, so um... slightly overdue, but I'm still hopeful of getting a first draft done before the year is out. I'm also aiming for more regular blog posts and to get back to Write 1 Sub 1.

Hope everyone's having a good summer! Ours is wet, but we're enjoying whatever splashes of sunshine come our way.

33 comments:

Blogoratti said...

Hello and good to have you back, great to hear your tour went well. Congrats on the house move, and all the best with the part 3 of your trilogy. Greetings!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

So many people shared your book, which was awesome.
Glad you are settled into your new place!

JeffO said...

Moving is a humongous pain in the backside, but it's good when you feel like you can finally settle in somewhere. Enjoy your new home!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Nick - congratulations to the two winners. Then moving house is no mean feat - so all I can say is well done ... and may you and the family have a settled state for the years ahead.

Good luck and cheers Hilary

Christine Rains said...

Congrats to the winners! And happy to hear you've settled into the new house. :) Have a lovely week.

Julie Flanders said...

Great to hear that you are happy with your new place and settled in. Moving can be so stressful! I saw your book everywhere - so glad the tour was a success.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

That's wonderful you're settled in your new house.

Annalisa Crawford said...

I'm glad you're feeling settled in your new house. I've been AWOL from blogging for a while too, it's easy to do :-)

Patricia Lynne said...

Congrats to the winners!

Moving is a pain. I've done it way too much the past 6 years. I'm glad to hear you like this new place and I hope it gives you lots of good writing vibes.

Sarah Foster said...

Congrats to the winners! Glad you're feeling settled in the new house. Hopefully that will lead to lots of writing :)

betty said...

Congrats to the winners! Glad to see a post from you; was thinking you were busy with the move, glad to hear you are settling in and things seem peaceful at your new place!!

betty

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Congrats on the change of living space. Good luck on Part 3.
Susan Says

cleemckenzie said...

Loved seeing who won your prizes! Congrats to them. And congrats to you on your move.

dolorah said...

Congrats to the winners. Awesome that you are in a relaxing place now. Hope it all works out for productive creativity.

J E Oneil said...

The internet is glad you're back :). I hope things settle down nicely in your new home. Happy writing!

Medeia Sharif said...

Congrats to the winners. I'm glad you had a peaceful move. Your book was a fun and interesting read. I took it on vacation with me and read it on the plane and train.

Liz A. said...

Ah yes, moving is such a chore. Glad you've got that out of the way.

diedre Knight said...

Welcome back, Nick! Sounds like the move was well worth the trouble, I'm glad:-)

Sherry Ellis said...

Sounds like you have a great new place!

Sherry Ellis said...

Sounds like you have a great new place!

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

Congratulations to the winners. Glad the book is doing well and that you are settling in to your new place. Moving can be so disruptive.

Melissa said...

It's good to hear from you.
I'm glad you finally got settled in.

Congrats to the winners. :)

Debbie D. said...

Welcome back to the Blogosphere!
Glad things are going well for you. Always a relief to have a move over and done with.

Meradeth Houston said...

Congrats on your new place! Moving can be so time consuming and stressful! (Considering that's my plan for the weekend, I'm not going to think about it...). Best of luck with drafting!

Chrys Fey said...

Congrats to the winners!

And congrats to you on your move! I am looking forward to more posts from you. :)

Yolanda Renee said...

Congrats on the completion of your tour, and to the winners!

Moving is so difficult, but if you'd never settled in it's a blessing. Good luck on getting number 3 under your belt!

Cherie Reich said...

Congrats to the winners! Moving can be so stressful and can take awhile to get back into a normal routine. Good luck with Part 3 in your trilogy!

Denise Covey said...

Great to see you blogging again Nick. Moving house takes a lot of energy, but well worth it in the end. Glad you're more relaxed in your new digs. All the best as you tackle Part 3 of your trilogy.

Denise :-)

Heather R. Holden said...

Oh, congrats on the move! Glad to hear the new place has been such a great change for you. Now that you're settled in, I hope you're able to have all kinds of productivity with your trilogy! :)

Keith Hillman said...

Good to see you back Nick. I hope you are settling in. I must say how much I enjoyed your book - I meant to review it on Amazon and it slipped my mind!

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Bish Denham said...

Moving can take so much of ones time, and while doing a tour at the same time, amazing! Glad you happy and settled into your new place!

Caitlin Lane said...

Glad your blog tour went well! Congratulations on your short story collection, I'll have to go check it out. Also, congratulations on the move. Hope that you're all settled down now and, if not, that you will be soon. :)

Beth Ellyn Summer said...

nice! so glad the blog tour went great and congrats on moving! so glad you're getting settled nicely.