Celebrating the Launch of my #RomanceBook #IFFILA #NewAuthor

#lucymitchell #author #romance

Welcome to my virtual blog party!

The virtual cocktail bar is open and the barman will be happy to make you up the virtual cocktail of your choice.

After 3 years and 6 months of blood, sweat, tears, endless cups of coffee, 12 drafts, 5 rewrites, many hours spent at the kitchen table, countless time spent gazing out of the window daydreaming, loads of sweaty author nightmares, millions of texts and emails to writers friends, a mind boggling number of tweets, Facebook posts, Instagram posts and blog posts, the decision in March to self-publish after a lot of rejections, time spent with an editor, a proofreader, a book cover designer, a six-day holiday to Dubrovnik, an overnight stay at a luxury hotel in Worcester and a week filled with non-stop emotion, my book; Instructions For Falling In Love Again, IS NOW LIVE.

I would like you all to take a seat and watch the show.

Here is my book’s journey in a series of thought provoking images:

Husband runs London Marathon to celebrate being 10 yrs cancer free and the little red book he carries around to record his training sparks my idea.
Earliest photo I have is from 2016 and the second draft completion
The next day I treated myself to afternoon tea. Okay I think I got a bit carried away with the second draft celebrations. If I recall all my beta readers disliked this draft πŸ˜‚
3rd draft I discovered Nutella to be a great writing aid πŸ˜‚
6th draft celebrations looked interesting!
At end of 2017 rejections were coming in and my daughter left me this on my bed.
This beta reader loved my 8th draft πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ
17 March this year – decision to self publish
My talented book designer created this in May 😘
To recover from editing go on girlie holiday 3 weeks from launch 🀩
Talk lots about books while on holiday
Week before launch go to luxury hotel to celebrate friend’s 50th and a LOT of final checks! Love my friends 😍
The dream begins 😘
Tearful at the kitchen table when paper back proof arrives πŸ€—

So, it’s live in Kindle format and paperback is coming.

Let me tell you about the book:

Pippa is my main character. She’s mother to Daisy, Libby and Billy.
Three years after the death of her husband, Dan, Pippa finds a collection of notebooks full of Dan’s advice on how to live without him.
Pippa’s notebook contains Dan’s advice on how to fall in love again.
Pippa’s two crazy friends; Emma and Mel, help her read through Dan’s instructions and offer to be her dating consultants.
The only problem with Dan’s Instructions is that he has suggested Pippa dates Mikey, his handsome friend from football. Mikey is a ladies man and the source of all female gossip on Facebook.
Why would you do this, Dan???
Why on earth would sensible Pippa want to date someone like Mikey?

Click here to be taken to my Amazon page.

My book has already got some amazing reviews:

Click here to be taken to my Amazon page.

Paperback is coming very soon.

Now, let us all raise our virtual glasses to the birth of my book baby.

Please please please please…leave a review if you find yourself reading my book.

Thanks for all your support.

Rejoice my book baby has been born!

Instructions For Falling In Love Again


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Still waiting for the Sleepless in Seattle film sequel. Romcom Author. Book Blogger. Mum of teens. Owned by a golden Labrador.

37 thoughts on “Celebrating the Launch of my #RomanceBook #IFFILA #NewAuthor

  1. Scrap that!
    I love the pictorial recount of your writing journey Lucy!
    You deserve all the success in the world!
    My post is out later today and it’ll be on my monthly book review too.
    And, if it’s not too early… I’ll have a pink gin!
    Cheers hun!
    So pleased and happy for you! πŸ₯°πŸ˜πŸŽ‰

  2. Reblogged this on Off the Beaten Track and commented:
    A huge congratulations to one of my dear writer friends, Lucy Mitchell, on the launch of Instructions for Falling in Love Again. I read an advanced copy of this wonderful drama-comedy-romance. It’s beautifully written and it will lift your soul – highly recommended.

  3. Love your journey in pictures! Congratulations Lucy!! I can’t wait to crack this book open as soon as I finish my edits. I’m so looking forward to it! πŸ˜€

  4. I learned about your new book through a fellow blogger. Congratulations! You must be so excited after all the hard work you put into your novel. Can’t wait to read it! Good luck and may you sell millions πŸ™‚πŸ€žπŸ‘

  5. Lucy. Wow. I am so happy for you I can’t even. It’s here. I feel like the blogosphere has been waiting for this for years. πŸ™‚ ❀ Congratulations, lovely lady!!!

  6. You’re a star, Lucy! I will get to your book (see my latest blog post which is basically an apology to all my author friends) and I will review and rate etc!! I know I’m going to love it! xx

  7. Love seeing the journey through all your photos! How exciting! I’m so thrilled for you, and good on you for celebrating all throughout the process πŸ™‚

  8. Congratulations again! I love the design of the cover by the way. Lovely way to bring its journey to life too.

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