My summer is quickly coming to an end. Yes, it is still July, but I return to school in less than a week. I have set a lot of writing goals for myself this summer. I'm happy to say that I've met all of them! I couldn't have done it without a lot of support of family and friends. A big "thank you" to all the advance readers of my novel. I have to tidy up the map that accompanies the book, but that's the last item on my list. With fingers crossed, I plan to submit the book to a publisher on Friday. Preliminary conversations with the company sound promising. It will be a while before I know whether or not they will accept the manuscript. Still, I'm feeling a sense of satisfaction as I put the f


Sometimes progress comes crawling; sometimes progress races by so quickly it's all I can do to hang on. I have officially self-published a book! It's just a charming little picture book for my grandson, but the point is that I did it. From start to finish, including the cover, I worked my way through the steps of seeing my book published on Amazon. When I was finished, I realized I didn't really want to do that again. The hunt began for other publishing options. I have met with numerous people, talked with folks on the phone, exchanged a multitude of emails. I've narrowed the field quite a bit, but who will publish my novel is still up in the air. The novel itself is definitely still a work

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