A Publishing Journey:
My Book Publishing Adventure

November 18, 2017

On November 18th at 2:33am my book baby was born, weighing in at 60,864 words. A gestation of only eighteen days from conception makes this book a bit of a miracle in my eyes. Like a human pregnancy, it was filled with excitement, fear, pain, exhaustion, questioning my...

November 12, 2017

30,336. That's how many words I have typed for my new novel since starting on November 3rd. With a goal set for 50,000 words to complete by the end of November for the National Novel Writing Month Challenge (NaNoWriMo), I am well on my way. My actual novel is set to co...

November 6, 2017

It's day five of the National Novel Writing Month challenge (NaNoWriMo) and I am thrilled to report I have just crossed over the 12,000 word mark. Like a triumphant triathlonor who just completed phase one, I am gasping for air and guzzling water. Writing is hard work....

November 1, 2017

Like a frightened animal, the idea for my novel's sequel had been lurking in the tall grasses, creeping around me but careful to remain just out of sight. Each time I thought I glimpsed it, the bushes shook and the flash of movement disappeared again. I sat patiently a...

October 27, 2017

It's officially sunk in. A novel I wrote will be published in early 2018. Soon strangers and friends will be reading my book. Reviews will come in. Judgments will be made. The thought that someone other than me and a few people at the publishing house are going to read...

October 21, 2017

The road from manuscript to published novel is no longer a barely visible path through the woods. It is now a paved road with signs, and I have a GPS map to the destination with clear directions from my publisher. Having a knowledgeable guide on this journey is such an...

October 13, 2017

It's. Happening. I stared at my email and there it was... a response from Fiery Seas Publishing offering to publish my novel. The week before I sent them my novel, and now they are offering to take me on as an author and publish my manuscript. I'm going to be an author...

September 22, 2017

After the editor had given me the thumbs up that my novel was, in her opinion, of publishing quality I now stood at the next doorway to my journey of getting published.  Now what? As someone with no experience in this industry I went to the most knowledgeable person I...

September 1, 2017

I wrote a novel.  The fact that I can even type that out and have it be true is kind of mind boggling.  For any of you that have completed this momentous task...congratulations.  No, really.  It's amazing!  I don't stop and give myself enough credit for just finishing...

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