Thank you so much to everyone who has bought Sex At Oxbridge: Year One and for all the feedback I’ve had thus far. Honestly, the easiest part of the book is writing it. The real admin is in editing it as I go (which I am able to do thanks to the incredible help of some fabulous copy writers and sub editors who are donating their time as well as everyone who points out when I use “your” instead of “you’re” – which GD IT WHY AM I LIKE THAT??). The next chapter is set to go out this weekend, just finishing up some final edits to the first two chapters before I publish the next one (kind of like doing the dishes as you cook…a clean as you go kind of approach to publishing), but I had an idea awhile back that I can’t get out of my mind.
As most of you know, I have done extensive research into the world of reality television and talent contests as well as boybands for the past three years. I began putting together a story quite some time ago and with the help of other writers, a few journalists and two lawyers I have been assured that since what I’m writing is satirical fiction I won’t be sued for the story I’m telling. The book is a work of fiction and any resemblance to the truth or actual facts or to reality is purely coincidental.
Similarly to the way in which I’m publishing Sex At Oxbridge I will be emailing out You’ve Got It! chapter by chapter and if anyone would be so kind as to point out any typos or tell me if there’s aspects of the story they don’t like, then please do. Since I am self-publishing this book as well I’ve asked for a £5 donation if you’d like to read it. However, if you are unable to donate please email me at email@example.com and I will happily add you to the list in exchange for your honest opinion on the story. If you are able to donate that is greatly appreciated as I have put approximately fifty hours of research into this book in the last week alone. I can get quite pedantic and obsessive. The link for the book is up there to the right just below the link to buy Sex At Oxbridge.
This book will not conflict with the producing of Sex At Oxbridge…rather, having multiple things to do at once often leads to a more productive way of living for me. I kind of view the books as modules. At university I was consistently juggling six subjects at once, so I don’t see how writing two books at once should be any different. Plus, for me it’s meant that there’s never an unproductive moment as once I’m feeling uninspired with one book I can shift to the other for awhile as opposed to staring blankly at the wall of my office (dining room).
The first chapter of You’ve Got It!: A Satirical Novel will be going out on Monday the 2nd of May. The book focuses on the way in which the head of a record label puppeteers his reality television show to create the next big act in music and the way in which greed and manipulation shapes five young men’s dreams of becoming famous. Once again…the book is a work of fiction and any resemblance to the truth or actual facts or to reality is purely coincidental.
Thank you again to everyone for your consistent support! xx