The next stage with But First Maintain the Wall is to write the blurb, an introduction and change the pages to book size, then make sure it's all looking tidy. No pages with one line on them.
I've been putting off dealing with the front cover as I want to go with a professional cover designer but am nervous of spending the money and moving into this new area. It's got to be done though and I want stormy sky with the sun coming through, along with seawall, and preferably a rough sea. The weather conditions haven't been right so I asked for help from a Facebook page, Romney Marsh Sunrises and More. I saw another author, James Collins, do this recently, and love the finished cover. I didn't get the rough sea but found a picture with dunes (they can be flattened to look like seawall) and a fantastic sky. It's gone to the same designer that James used and I'm hoping she'll be happy with it. And that she can add a figure in 1750s clothes.
But what about the new novel? Errr, I'm just doing a little every now and then. I must concentrate on this one first and not abandon it at this stage.