“You learn to write by writing and reading and thinking about how writers have created their characters and invented their stories.”
-Jean M. Auel
After so many years it finally happened… My book is out in the world. Beyond Here is live as of this moment. I’ve been nervous, anxious, and a host of other things that mean exactly the same thing. But as of writing this I feel a sense of relief. Doing this taught me that I can do this.
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I’m so grateful for my fellow inkslayers for being so supportive over the years. Hopefully you’ll continue to travel along on the journey. Not really sure what to say other than thank you, thank you, thank you. Until next time, love y’all and have a writeous day!
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Give me one moon to conjure
A spell truly big and major
One that will be a blessing
One that will make your heart sing
I’ll need you to run way over yonder
Where you will get better from here on out
No more fussing or need to shout
Let the wind guide you where you need to go
Moon gilded lilies will start to show
The path that’ll keep you safe and sound
Once there you will not be found
For one night and will be well
Just one night and no more hell”
With this being the first time I’m seeing sketches I’m debating on pushing back the publication date to the first week of June. When I’m thinking of this I don’t know if it’s my own fears talking or if I’m being rational. I don’t want the cover rushed, but I want it out in the world too…Ugh!
Oh well. Brief update today. Until mext time have a writeous day!
Hello Writeous Ones!
Wow, it has been a long time since I’ve written a personal blog. A long, long time. Plenty has happened in that time: my daughter is about to go to college, my girlfriend (my favorite author) is living with me, that whole President Creamsicle thing happened *ugh*. Hmmm…what else, what else?
Oh! I’m finally going to publish my first book!
It’s only taken forever but it’s happening. As of this moment Beyond Here is set to go out into the world on May 31st of 2017. I can’t begin to explain how nervous I am about this…but also relieved.
Getting this story out into the world has been a looooooong process. Towards the end of last year I had a tenative offer from a small press to publish Beyond Here. Of course I was ecstatic about the opportunity. Someone other than me believed in my story! But in that excitement I got lazy. It needed plenty of polish and care that I neglected to give. So 2016 passed and then came February of 2017. By this time I was aware that the offer had fallen through, but with that a fire was ignited in me to take matters into my own hands. I believe in this story. I believe in me. Also it became time to stop talking about it and to make it happen.
The biggest thing to get over was my own fear. Fear held me back for the longest time. Now it’s time to start trusting in myself and living in my possibilities.
Hopefully I’ll be doing more of these mini updates from now on. Until next time have a writeous day!