Looking forward to my next book is like waiting for Christmas; it takes ages to get here. My publisher tells me that the 'shelf life' of a book in the book stores is not very long; the author gets a short, open window and then other new titles swamp it. Apparently it's much the same for most novels unless they are the top sellers. So as I try to build a kind of promotion run in to May, I feel the excitement building, but I have been warned it could end up like Christmas; over in a very short time. So, fingers crossed that my publisher is flooded with orders for what could turn out to be a potentail best seller.