The days, weeks, and months of praying and typing. Sleepless nights, dragging about with sleepy eyes, blurry eyes, brain in high gear, thinking, pondering, decisions to be made, searching, and wanting to finish.
It all comes down to this…
I’ve found a publisher. From all I have read on their website, reading past authors comments who have published with them, talking to their representative, and much prayer I have submitted that long prayed over and worked on manuscript today to them.
This is not one of those “glorified printers” that print what you send them and make big promises at lower author “packages.” From past experience with some publishers I think I have found one that is reputable, will fulfill their promises, and do a good job – but that remains to be seen since I have not used them before.
When the Lord says, “submit it” that tells me…
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I know you all can hear my sigh of relief that I have finished writing my suspense story, “Amy’s Quest,” but the work is not yet done. The major part is writing the story, but then there is more work to be done.
My book chapters have been gone through the editing by my dear roommate, but we are human and it’s easy to miss things, especially when we get so involved with our story, or are tired, or whatever. Even the professionals miss stuff. That’s why they send it back to you to thoroughly recheck.
I’ve mentioned before that a whole bunch of eyes reading it is better than just two, particularly the author’s eyes. So now the next step is my going back and reading the whole manuscript/story to make sure I like the way it flows, there are no jig-jags along the story line, and punctuation’s and…
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These days seem to have gotten really cluttered up with “stuff.” It seems every time I turn around its something else that needs tending to. I received a notice in the mail that I need to renew my driver’s license. I’ve never had that happen before. It isn’t expired its just that I have a birthday coming up next month.
Wow, where does the time go?
That also means I have to get the required car inspection, which to me is just another means of stealing our hard earned money but its required or we can’t get tags.
It really makes me wonder about the whole system because I see several cars and pick-ups on the road that wouldn’t even qualify for a good junk yard wreck and yet they have current tags. Hmmm how does that happen?
Anyway, besides doctors appointments to get my ears unblocked, trying to write…
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I’m a bit hesitant to say I hope you had a wonderful Christmas because so many of us will scrunch up our faces just thinking about all these holidays right in a row, because Christmas time and all the holidays bring back memories we would rather not have surface. It can, and often is, a time that we want to hide under the blankets and wait for it all to be over.
The commercials are enough to drive anyone nuts with all their pushing of “you’ll be better with…” and “a time for family, friends, and fun.” For those of us that survived tremendous trauma in childhood, that will, or can bring back, flashbacks that are not fun or friendly.
But I have good news.
Those holidays are now past and we can, yes we can, leave behind those difficulties and look forward to a whole new year.
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HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE.
I hope you all had a wonderful celebration of our Lord and Savior’s coming. Praise be to God that He loves us enough to come as a baby, be our example for living, die a horrific death on a cross for our redemption, and rise again to greet us on the other side. Wow, I can’t wait for that day!
But until then, another year has passed by and I think we all have had some accomplishments as well as maybe some disappointments. But hey, that’s life. We do the best we can and hopefully put the disappointments or “bad stuff” behind us and use the lessons learned from those times for betterment.
I’ve been a bit under the weather with what I think is a sinus infection. I haven’t been able to get to the Doc. yet due to the holidays. It’s a good thing…
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