Category Archives: publishing

When you don’t know what you’re doing, ask the pros.

Even though “When you don’t know what you’re doing, ask the pros” is the title of this blog, it is really a summation of the process of writing this book. You’ve heard me say/read my statement that I don’t consider myself an author (slowly trying to change that thought) but I’ll explain how this book came …

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Dreaming of my book- literally.

Raise your hand if you’ve ever had an anxiety based dream.  One of those dreams were (despite the fact that you graduated two years ago, in real life) you get a letter from the registrar’s office saying that you have been absent to a class that you never remembered signing up for.  Due to the …

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So the edits are in…

Much to my dismay as a 1) first time writer 2) impatient person, there are MANY steps to writing. Of course I wrote the book, then it was edited (approximately 97 times).  Then there was the agent and publisher queries (aka begging).  Then the magical moment when I got picked up. Now the publisher has …

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Raise your hand if you know a published author!

So….the small press publishing company responded and they would love to publish my book!  I can’t say too much  until everything is finalized.  Also, the book won’t be available for 4-6 months (queues, last minute edits, etc.). I thought waiting for the answer would be the hardest part.  I was wrong!  Knowing that I’m going …

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Pins and Needles

To use a cliche, I’m waiting on pins and needles.  I’m living on coffee and little sleep.  After lots and lots and lots of rejections, a small press company has expressed interest.  I spent a good bit of time last night formatting the entire manuscript to their submission requirements.  It took a really long time …

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And the rejections keep rolling along…

(Sorry, US Army for taking some liberty with your song.) Ok, seasoned writers.  The rejections are starting to roll in.  The thank you, but no thank you emails are hitting my inbox so quickly, I’m afraid I will break the internet. How do you stay sane in the face of all the “No!”?  Do you …

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