Notes from An Alien

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5 things I didn’t expect when I released my first novel

Because my short novel was published 5 years ago; and, even though I’ve already done a bonus post today about Banned Book Week, I give you Roz Morris in re-blog, about her 5-year-old novel—which I read and deeply appreciated…

Nail Your Novel

It’s five years since I released My Memories of a Future Life. I actually hadn’t realised it was that long ago, but Facebook has an algorithm that nudges you to repost old updates. And recently it gave me this:


Still, I wasn’t feeling especially retrospective until I happened upon this post by Caroline Leavitt at Jane Friedman’s blog, which talked about a few realities of author life.  And I thought: yes. Releasing that book marked a big change. A set of new and unforeseen challenges.

Model posed in ornate costumes: in black pressed pleats, with top hat; standing tip-toe on champagne bottle Pic from Wikimedia Commons

1 Lovely reactions – which will wildly delight you

My Memories of a Future Life wasn’t my first book. I’d ghosted lots of titles (more about that here), so I was used to seeing my work bound between covers. I’d also published the first Nail Your Novelbook, and knew how nice it was to get feedback. But…

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2 responses to “5 things I didn’t expect when I released my first novel

  1. Roz Morris @Roz_Morris September 26, 2016 at 3:42 am

    Thanks, Alexander!


  2. Alexander M Zoltai September 26, 2016 at 12:53 pm

    You Betcha, Roz :-)


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