A Little News

Actually, it’s big news.  The Broken Trail is going to be published! This November it’s hitting the shelves published by Mountain Brook Ink.

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How’d this come about?  Research.  I was reading up on small presses and Christian publishers and came across Mountain Brook Ink.  I knew almost immediately that this was a publisher I wanted to work with.  The plan had always been to get representation from a literary agent first, but I took a chance and submitted a query and here we are!

I am beyond excited (and yes, nervous – that’s how I roll) about this process.  The next step is the big edit where I will probably cry a lot as I kill off my darlings with the delete key, but I’m looking forward to it. No really.  This is all pretty darn exciting, but I deliberated over every last word and to have someone come along and sort out my angsty choices with what’s best for the work itself?  Awesome.

 

Honestly, it feels a bit unreal. I don’t think it’s going to sink in until I actually have the book in my hands. Squee……

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Work on the sequel is underway and there’s a third book planned as well. It’s been a trip plotting out where these characters are heading next.  The Broken Trail was the product of my third time doing NaNoWriMo and the first time I used an outline.  Since then I’ve discovered plot graphs, charts, and beat sheets, all of which have converted this one-time pantser (writing on the fly, no plan in mind) into a plotter, although still a light one.  I can’t force myself into the kind of in-depth outlining some authors do, but I now see the point of starting out with a roadmap.  It helps you avoid the plot bunnies.

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So that’s all the news for now.  You can click here to check out my author page at Mountain Brook.  And if that wasn’t enough goodness, I’ve also started a Facebook group to give updates on all things book and you can join that here.  But Wait!  There’s More…  Sign up here to join my awesome mailing list for all sorts of goodies coming later.  I’m hoping to be able to share bonus content and backstory stuff I cut from previous versions.

And thank you.  Whether you’ve liked a post on Twitter or Facebook, or beta-read and even CP’d for me, your support means more than I can say.

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