I didn't hear the Symi bells this Sunday morning, maybe I slept through them, with the fan going and everything, but I heard the unusual sound of the vacuum cleaner being used, by Neil. I think that’s the first time he’s actually met James. He didn’t have a photo walk (Neil, not the hoover) and there was too much wind for the speed boat to film the Poseidon so he stayed home and did the housework, which was something of a boon for me.
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Yiannis Poseidon and family[/caption]
It gave me time to potter around online and get some work done. I have read through the first draft of Lonely House and identified some parts that need rewriting, clarifying, cutting and explaining better (great use of the language there), so that’s the next task for that story. Meanwhile the next one is taking shape in notes and in my head when I have the space for it. I have been receiving good feedback for The Judas Inheritance, so far. If you have read it, and like it, perhaps you could do me a favour?
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I want to play that old game called ‘get an agent-get rejected’ and I’m planning to make approaches on the back of “The Judas Inheritance was made into a film and there has been interest in the film rights for Lonely House, but I need professional representation. You can read reviews of Judas at Amazon…” etc. So, if you could spare five minutes to write and post a quick review at Amazon, that would be wonderful as I would then have more ammunition, testimonials if you like, that would help raise interest from agents/publishers. Perhaps. Who knows? Perhaps you are an agent, perhaps you know one who might be interested in hearing from me? The ‘Judas deal’ (which sounds like another film title) has already been taken care of, but there’s potential in the Lonely House, if you see what I mean.
Anyway, I didn’t actually set about this post intending to tell and ask all that, but I have now. Better switch to more relevant, Symi info:
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At Agia Marina[/caption]
August 2nd will see the Symi Shrimp Festival in the village square: free Symi shrimps, traditional music and dancing for all. I’ll put the poster up nearer the time, and if you want your Symi event put on our blog then just send the poster or info. But more immediately there is the wine night at Symi Dream tonight and you can follow that by live music at the Hidden Courtyard (Secret Garden), just off the Pedi road, at the end of the village beneath Anastasia’s apartments, not far to get to or from.
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Sailing into Symi[/caption]
And the photos today were taken on Friday night on the boat trip, at the birthday party for Pat and Hazel. Huge thank you (again) for the generosity and the great time, and to Yiannis and family for looking after us all, the dancing and the food. I must get more acquainted with the stars though, each time I find myself on a boat at night I look up and wish I had a clue what was what. Apparently I need an App for my phone, but my smart phone is not smart enough to connect to the internet half the time so that wouldn't be much good. Anyhow; welcome to Monday, and remember, if you’re read the book please do jot down a quick review and post it, and if you’ve not read it, here’s your chance to pick up a copy. Both things can be done here: The Judas Inheritance
at Amazon.co.uk (there is a link to the Kindle version there if you prefer that.) Thank you.