A Nervous Nelly Writes.

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It’s two days away from the book launch for Blood Money and I am inexplicably anxious. ( my speech is still only an idea, do I need a speech? What if no one comes? Why didn’t I buy shoes?) I was rattling so much earlier that Andrew took me for a pint to ‘medicate’ my nerves. What’s wrong? he wanted to know.

Damned if I had a good answer. I suppose it’s fear, fear of failure, fear of making a wally of myself at the launch, fear of the unknown. I am not a fearful person by nature, but for some reason I have a lot of stock in Blood Money. I like the book a lot, I so want people to like it too, for it to fire up for them the moral questions the subject matter does for me, I want people to read it and ask themselves what they might do in the situation some ofย  my characters find themselves, to carry donor cards, to be ‘aware’.

Then I think, ‘good grief, get over yourself Missus.’

Well, Blood Money will do as it will do. I want only to tell a story, to be read and to entertain. If I can pull that one off, it will do,ย  it will do nicely.


About the Author:

Arlene Hunt is the author of 7 novels. The latest, 'The Chosen', is published in paperback and ebook by Portnoy Publishing.


  1. 'holic  March 8, 2010

    What is the appropriate wish at this time?

    Break a nib?

    Have a great launch. It’ll be fine.

  2. Arlene  March 8, 2010

    Thanks ‘holic. I think break a nib is just perfect.
    A x

  3. Llinos  March 11, 2010

    Ah fantastic, sounds like it all went well! You’ve nothing to be nervous about! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Got my sister on the case for my birthday present, I’ll be reading this one in Florida, can’t wait!!!!

    Now get on with the next one ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Arlene  March 11, 2010

      Thank you honey! It was a wonderful night, only sorry you couldn’t be there. Have fun in Florida, I am very jealous indeed.


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