Opening on a cliff edge, Billy finds herself alone and betrayed. She believes everyone and everything she loves is threatened. Richard’s world is aglow with wealth, love and unswerving family loyalty but then his perfect life crosses Billy’s. He could save Billy, her beloved dairy cows and Fox Halt Farm but this young woman isn’t in the mood to be rescued.
Nothing will stay the same. Should they trust each other? Will their secrets tear their lives apart?
Fox Halt Farm is hard to put down. The story cracks along and you are caught up in Celia Moore’s vivid storytelling from the start. If you love novels by Jill Mansell, Fiona Valpy, Lucinda Riley, Maeve Binchy and Danielle Steel you will love this novel too!
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GUEST POST FROM CELIA MOORE – Better Second Time Around
I have just published a revised edition of my debut novel Fox Halt Farm eighteen months after it was first launched. During this time, I have become a stronger writer, my view of the original book has changed, and I have spoken to lots of people to ask their advice.
Why did I consider a revised edition?
- Having completed the sequel to the story, I wanted to create a bit of a storm with a relaunch of the original novel.
- Becoming more experienced, I could see ways to make my first novel more accessible and interesting for my readers.
- What difficulties have I faced relaunching Fox Halt Farm?
- Making the relaunch as special as the first – I still needed to follow the same process but this time I have the launch of the sequel in three weeks’ time to concentrate on too – the work involved seems endless.
- The costs are scary – while I have been revising, checking layouts and reformatting for Amazon uploads, I haven’t been working on my paid job. On top of this is my spending on editing, proofreading, blog tour organisation, a new cover design, new ISBN number and reprinting new copies of my book to sell (knowing that I can’t sell the first edition on clearance because I wouldn’t want new readers to miss out on the improved experience of the new version).
- The hours it has taken to revise has eaten into my planned time to work on promotional avenues. My poor family have suffered too, as I stole every moment I could to write my book.
- How do I explain the need to rewrite your novel to my readers?
- Precious time with my wonderful and long-suffering husband Paul at Coverack in Cornwall
- This has been unexpectedly easy, I think everyone realises what a massive undertaking writing your first novel. Holding my hands up and saying, ‘but this is how I should have done it’ has been met with some surprise because most people have told me how much they enjoyed it and how easy it was to read. I saw how it could be better, and with my name on it, I want it to be the best.
- When did I schedule the relaunch?
- After talking to a few people, it seemed best to timetable the relaunch 3 weeks prior to the sequel coming out – so the date was driven by the launch of the next book. The date for the release of the sequel was set as the earliest date I reckoned I could manage it (including a generous contingency). Sadly though, rewriting took much longer than I anticipated so I have been working flat out for months it seems.Hindsight is a wonderful thing – these are the 2 most important things I’ve learned
- Where were the major pitfalls?
- Don’t rush. Try to get it right first time. I was too close and too naive to see the problems with Fox Halt Farm when I published it.
- I firmly believe that every task expands into the time you have to do it. So, my deadline of sending the revision to my proofreader focused me. It made me stop too, there was a danger I was becoming so critical that I could have agonised over every word, sentence and paragraph for hours.
- That’s it really, I am delighted with the revised edition of Fox Halt Farm, and look forward to lots more writing and lesson learning too.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Celia Moore (1967-now) grew up on a small farm near Exeter. She had a successful career as a Chartered Surveyor working in the City of London before working her way back to Devon. In 2000, she left the office to start a new adventure as an outdoor instructor, teaching rock climbing and mountaineering. Today she gardens for a few lovely customers, runs and writes (accompanied at all times by a border terrier x jack russell called Tizzy). She is running the London Marathon in April 2019 for three cancer charities.
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