Stay the Course

When I look at everything I’ve done to get published, I realize that, while my efforts as a whole have been important, one thing has stood out as the make or break characteristic for me – persistence. I say that because I’ve had my fair share of disappointment as a writer. I have submitted and been rejected over and over again. I have been told a story will be accepted once I make the requested edits only to be turned down. There have been days when I wonder why I subject myself to the roller coaster ride that is trying to get my stories published. Naturally, I questioned whether my work was actually good enough to see print; that seems […]

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The Galley Has Landed

The next major step in getting Mik Murdoch: The Power Within released has hit. I received the galley for the book last week. What happens next is I go through the book and check for spelling & grammar issues. That means any mistakes are ultimately my fault. 🙂 After that, the book should be ready for printing, Advanced Reader Copies (ARCs) and August release. Exciting stuff! So, a short update but lots going on.

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Never Done

I submitted my Mik Murdoch: The Power Within manuscript a few months ago. I will admit, when I emailed it to my publisher and editors it was with a sigh of relief and a hope for some downtime. What I always fail to do is consider all of the other stuff I have going on all the time. Yes, there is family, and house and work, but I’m talking about trying to move the writing career yardstick forward. That means, podcasting, blogging, more writing, submitting, editing, revising, plotting,  and networking. Did I mention website, promotion and marketing? I didn’t? Well, those also need care and attention.  I have attended no less than four conventions since turning in the manuscript. I have […]

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