Still Recovering…

A winter cold. This one has been particularly harsh, dampening my mood and the birthday celebrations on St Patrick’s Day. I spent most of St Patrick’s Day in bed before heading to my local pub with friends to celebrate with whisky and wine – although I felt much better in the morning.

I keep busy with work and language studies (French, German, Russian). At the moment, I’m polishing my piano repertoire with the First Polonaise by Franz Liszt.

My third book, My Musical Journey by Lawrence Estrey, is now available as a paperback and online. An autobiography, the book details my musical aspirations and various struggles along the way. Do consider popping over to Amazon to catch a preview on Kindle!


Snow, Cold, And A Wait

Storm EMMA has come and the temperatures have dipped. The snow has settled. Yesterday, I went to work and got back safely. The evening was freezing. The snow remains.

My latest book, an autobiography, My Musical Journey, is now available as an ebook on Amazon Kindle and as a paperback from Amazon (US). I’m still waiting for the booksellers in the UK to stock the book. Another week or so, I expect.

My Musical Journey by Lawrence Estrey

A teenage boy. A piano. Aspirations and ruin.

The narrative touches on a number of topics, including gangs, post traumatic stress, and religion.

The Paperback Arrived Last Night

Well, not exactly. I came home from work at around nine last night, and the books were waiting for me in the hallway.

The proof copies of my autobiography, My Musical Journey by Lawrence Estrey.

Publishing can take a while. I’ve approved the book for distribution – meaning another short wait before the title appears on various bookseller sites.

In the meantime, readers can access the kindle version on amazon.

About My Musical Journey

No spoilers. The narrative touches on a number of themes, revolving around a personal journey that involves huge struggles at times, leaving the author hypothetically viewing half a glass of water (life) as half-full some days and half-empty others.

My Book’s On Kindle

Hi, I’m still waiting for the paperback copy of my book My Musical Journey by Lawrence Estrey, but the eBook version is now available on amazon Kindle.

The book tells my life story, paying particular emphasis to music – in particular, the piano and concert performance.

It feels strange going through the whole self-publishing process a third time, but I think it’s worth it.

Till next time.

Waiting For My New Book

Publishing often involves waiting, and I expect my latest book will be available by the end of the month. Hopefully. I always find the waiting especially difficult.

My Musical Journey by Lawrence Estrey tells my story as a piano player, although parts of the narrative relate to other issues.

Coming Soon!

My Musical Journey, an autobiography, tells of my attempts to throw off the past and settle for a career in music.

The paperback should be available on Amazon in about two weeks.

The Editing Process – Again

I’ve reached that stage again. The final draft. Meticulous editing. Copy and paste. Spotting double full stops. Subtle grammatical errors. The process seems never ending.

I find writing rewarding, but frustrating at times, as errors seem to creep in, almost unnoticed.

I’m working towards a paperback of my life story, focusing on music and the piano. The book – My Musical Journey by Lawrence Estrey – covers a range of topics, including gangs, religion, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Part of the story takes place in Manchester. In the narrative, music and the piano play a pivotal role, creating a distraction from the chaos all around.

You can catch a taster by visiting my sister WordPress site. The book contains additional material.

I hope you will find the story interesting.

Getting A Bit Too Close To Christmas

Cold, with a biting chill. The UK. I walked down and up the hill this morning, managing not to slip on leaves. Afterwards, I went indoors for coffee, a chat and piano practice. Everywhere is either too hot or too cold. I keep taking off my jumper, then putting it on again when the cold strikes.

Later, I bought Christmas cards – a reminder that the occasion is just weeks away. The seasons go quickly. No more late summer. Spring just a memory of an early heat wave that didn’t last for long. Autumn is nearly over. Soon, another year will have passed.

A Job Well Done, Hopefully

I’m near the completion of my current writing project, mypianobio.

The project, a sister blog, falls under the category of true life and tells how I escaped danger in Manchester, to find a purpose in my musical studies and aspirations elsewhere.

My next project is to see whether I can arrange the material in a paperback and self-publish as a Print On Demand.

A case of, watch this space.