Thursday, October 29, 2009

Understanding Publishing

I don't know that it's possible to understand publishing until you've been in it a long time. Being published means plunging headfirst into a business you only know the outside parts of.
Years ago, a friend told me that I was afraid of being published. He was right. I liked my very quiet life. Several months ago, another friend told me that when I published my life would change. She was right. I now have to concern myself with self-promotion which is a whole book in itself. I am knee-deep in edits from my editor. Though it is cool to say I have an editor and a cover artist. It's very exciting to be published.

It hits you when you see the cover. Not when you sign the contract. Not when the rewrites come. But when you see the cover. By the way, the book is a paranormal romance novella of 15,00o words and is available at

Now I've got more edits and two deadlines looming. My second novella A VAMPIRE FOR CHRISTMAS is in production. Also what is even more exciting is that my full length novel THE STORMY LOVE LIFE OF LAURA CORDELAIS is being published and is also in production.

Then I'll get excited again, when after they come out in print, they'll come out in print next year.

So what am I doing for Thanksgiving. Being incredibly grateful ... and continuing to write the next full length novel in the series.

But yes, I'm still excited and I hope to after many years to learn about the publishing business.
And don't forget to visit me tomorrow (Oct. 30) at Hannah Howell's blog I'll be talking about Halloween and the book. I love Halloween. I find it so inspiring. I can't imagine why. LOL

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