AS I READ THE title I just typed, I can't help but think it was kind of stupid. I'm still not a published author so why am I eluding to... and I'm...wait. I am a published author. Duh. I've been honored to have one of my essays selected for an anthology called The Moment I Knew. (See sidebar.) Sometimes I forget how lucky I already am. I have made some serious headway and I'm grateful that I found an editor who believes in me. Thank you Terri.
So I should reiterate that the baffling part is not referring to understanding the concepts of publishing, rather it's making reference to standing out and getting noticed by the powers that be. Writing a catchy query and submitting it to the correct recipients, for instance.
But I've already written about all that and I don't want to bore you.
For the past few months, I've been reading about self-publishing, the third option to getting your book in print. Many writers are finding self-pubbing a rewarding and profitable solution to their publishing dilemmas. Catherine Caffeinated , The Passive Voice, A Newbie's Guide To Publishing are among the many blogs dedicated to educating authors on the whole process. I'm grateful to have such a wealth of information at my fingertips.
For the past several days, I've been working on another essay for an anthology. The deadline is at the end of the month and, barring any computer snafus, (knock on wood) I'll have it finished on time. It's by far the most difficult writing I've done. It's about compressing seven years of a very difficult time into 3000 words of intelligible prose. But I'm up for the challenge and enjoy the process immensely.
Okay, enough with the Baffling Road. I see a turn-off ahead and although the view beyond is a bit shrouded I think it leads somewhere cool.
Thank you for visiting,
|Images from Pinterest|