Have something to say, and say it as clearly as you can. That is the only secret.
Okay so feeling a bit more normal today. (well kind of) So i was at my writing group and someone mentions new authors and that as budding authors we should know who is emerging. Yes of course we should this is a given- am I too self absorbed for this as I wondered as I sat there thinking what?!!! I should be more concerned about who else is out there and their trials and tribulations to getting published... I should and I will... maybe lunch hour tomorrow. I will report my findings so that we are all in the know!
Also I am reading Last Man in Tower- by my absolute favourite author- Aravind Adiga who wrote White Tiger.
I have just finished reading Netherland by Joseph O'neill which was take it or leave it stuff for me. And I read The house of the Hanged by Mark Mills - pretty good- a light read - a bit of a Poirot style- good to get lost into.
there is not much out there in terms of self publishing at the moment and new things... but I will trawl and keep you all updated