On my lunch hour today I invested some time in researching publishers, agents, and all the intricacies of self-publishing. It was dang exhausting and I'm nowhere near done. The whole process of landing an agent and then making it to one of the Big Five publishers seems a bit like winning the lottery. The small … Continue reading Self-Publishing; Instant Gratification or a Whole Lot of Work?
November, three years ago I decided on a whim to try to write a novel in thirty days. I joined nanowrimo.org and after about ten false starts, I stopped hating everything I wrote. Instead of deleting a thousand words at a time, I was writing two thousand per sitting. Miraculously I finished on time and … Continue reading Firsts