Unwanted Visitor

Unwanted Visitor
Available on Kindle

Thursday, 21 April 2011


I have received a cracking review of my new novel, Unwanted Visitor, which is available on Kindle.  Some people, who shall remain nameless, asked me who wrote it, but I don't know who it was, I'm just made up that someone read my novel and liked it enough to tell me.  To me, this is success.
     I would like to get working on the sequel, which is only about half done but Mum in Law has had an op and is staying with us while she recovers.  Between that, finishing my degree and life in general, I haven't had time to do much writing.  Still, next week, I'm going to Abu Dhabi, where the husband is working.  I hope to finish my essay then to spend some time on the sequel.  I might just take advantage of the time and rest.

Monday, 11 April 2011


I am very pleased to tell everyone that I have published my new novel on Kindle. "Unwanted Visitor" by Trish Finnegan. ASIN: B004VTC2ES
     I got fed up knocking on the doors of agents, so I decided to do it myself.  It is only available on kindle at the moment but perhaps I'll bring it out in paperback if there is enough interest.  Now, I have to think about marketing.  I've told my facebook friends and all my family, perhaps I can put a notice in the local paper?  I must research this, it's not like I can go to my local bookshop and leave a few copies.  I wonder if local radio would be interested?  Perhaps, if there is enough interest, I can advertise nationally, or perhaps I'm getting ahead of myself :-) I must see about getting a webpage.  I might try to self publish the other novels I'm working on.  Snowman is almost ready to go.  Hmmm.  Busy days ahead. I can't wait.

Tuesday, 5 April 2011


Another day, another rejection.  It was a friendly rejection but still a rejection.  Apparently my manuscript failed to ignite the imagination.  Hmm, I think the manuscript is a good as I can get it so perhaps it is time for me to think about publishing to Kindle or using a local publisher, which is going to be pricey.      
     The problem is that a writer is reliant on the opinion of someone who is probably rushed and distracted.  I could write a masterpiece and wouldn't even get a look in.  It's annoying to think that if my name was well known, I could write any old rubbish and  agents and publishers would be falling over themselves to take my novel, they would even edit it for me.  I must research self publishing.