Woohoo! Tooting Moon is back on the production line.
The manuscript has been sitting on the virtual shelf for the past six months. I finally gave up waiting for the pandemic to be over. Two days ago I posted the MS to my assessment editor ‘publishing legend’ Lisanne Radice in the UK. Lisanne has nurtured each of the Dusty Kent Murder Mysteries to the final stage. I’m not sure how long it will take to travel from Australia to England as there are delays ‘due to limited flights and increased parcel volume’. Keeping my fingers crossed for a speedy trip across the oceans.
Tooting Moon is set in Broome, Western Australia. Team Dusty had a wonderful time there last year researching the area. We always choose to take our away missions to the warm north during Melbourne’s cold July weather. Alas, no away trip this year; we were locked into Victoria with state borders closed. Currently we are pretty much locked into our homes for a strict Stage 4 lockdown. We can only dream of one day once again travelling away together to a warm destination.
As mentioned in my previous blog, I also went to Tooting in London last year to check out the place that lends its name to the title of the book.
As soon as I receive Lisanne’s report and go through the manuscript again with her suggestions in mind, the next step will be to send the MS on another trip; this time to my wonderful, wonderful beta readers.
UPDATE 22 August 2020: The MS has just arrived in the UK. :)
UPDATE 14 November 2020: Tooting Moon has been released! To celebrate, the ebook is FREE for the next 5 days. Grab a copy here.
Until next time.
JB (aka Brigid George)