I’m not sure whether to laugh or cry.
First, on July 31st my book landed on the Authonomy Editors’ Desk. Cue delighted celebration, mutters of relief from long suffering husband and friends sick of hearing of the latest rise or fall of Ghosts.
Then on 19 August I got my review from Harper Collins, which I hadn’t expected for months.
The next day I read with disbelief the announcement that Authonomy is Closing:
It all feels surreal – and very sad. Yes, the world will continue well enough without Authonomy. There are other writing communities, and other, better ways of getting one’s books published.
But life without ‘the Desk’ and the forums won’t be the same for many writers, including me. No more threads where you can share, chat, argue and stir up trouble. No more obsessive chart gazing and angsting about those sneaky little numbers that seemed to have a life of their own…