Friday, September 22, 2017

The Road So Far...

Yes, of course that’s a Supernatural reference. Wow, a digression on the first line. That’s some kind of impressive.

Anywho….Back in March I wrote a piece about trying to figure out direction for my series. Shelve it, indie pub it, start a new project from scratch to try traditional again? It’s taken a while, some distance, some learning, some soul searching, but I do have a verdict. Deep breath.

I’m committing myself to releasing the first three books in my series in October 2018.

Even typing that makes me sweat a little. Writing down your goals makes them real, makes me accountable. I recommend it to everyone. 'Cause really, if it's not written down, it's just a dream. And publishing has been a dream of mine for a long time. It's time to make it a reality. I've put in the work.

So, yes, it's daunting. But there's this other part of me, the one that smiles a ‘come hither’ grin to any challenge that's pretty excited about it. The earliest drafts of book one of this series quite literally take me back to junior high. The seeds of this story have lived with me for a very, very long time. This story is the one I cut my adult writing teeth on. The story has seen drafts that, if the story were a human being, would make People of Walmart look like debutantes. But man, am I proud that it is not that anymore. All the hours, the nano projects, the gut-wrenching edits, the crushing rejections, the joys of someone loving it…. All of it. I’m going to be sharing this story with the world in t-minus one year.

I’m really excited to share it with you.

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