It's happened. For real this time. Love for Justice has entered the world. I know this because instead of holding a "proof," I am now holding proof. My author copies.
My blog has always been sort of not quite the usual author's blog and I plan to continue it as such. Writing is challenging business and there are a million reasons why nobody should ever pick up the proverbial pen and start. But we do anyway and I hope that my story, as well as my stories, are able to inpsire and encourage others to take on the challenge, to follow the dream, and press on toward the mark. So R&A will stay as it always has rather than turn into the commericial site of an elusive best selling author. (Please help make me a best selling author...)
I have to be completely honest, which is hard for a fiction writer who grew up hearing influential adults confide that they, "Never let the truth get in the way of a good story." I did not think I would ever see a novel of mine published.
I had no idea how much work was going to be inovlved. I'm not saying I wouldn't have written it anyway, but holy cow. The revisions take a long time and they are hard. And you're never actually done until you say, "Okay, that's it, it's good enough." (Every book out there is published to that standard.)
It took nearly as long to get from finished draft to publication and that's because I have a great publisher who loved my book from the beginning. If I'd had to struggle to find a pulisher and/or agent, it might still be in limbo. There is a lot of work to get from "The End" to "Now on Amazaon."
The good news is that I'm still not done. Now that's its available, I have to promote it and that's something I don't know anything about. Because I never thought I'd get here.