This is one of my favorite places to come and to write. Every Sunday night I’m here to write and Mondays with my writing group! Beer and writing are the best mojo. That and amazing staff and the best soft pretzels under the sun!
I just found out today, from my amazing and awesome publisher, that my first book “Forever Burn” is at the printers! Launch date is set for March 1, 2013, and I can’t stop doing the happy dance and grinning like a wicked crazy fool. I also got a super, secret PDF of the proof, which is probably one of the most exciting things I can say has happened. Well, aside from having someone want to publish my work.
I realize that this is a bit ranting today and self-absorbed. With this blog I want to not only promote (because that is what I’m supposed to do), but I really want to give advice. There are many, many aspiring writers out there. A few of them, by sheer dumb luck and a few others by incredibly hard work, end up published. Self-publishing has been a real big hit lately and has allowed for getting one’s stories out there to maximize in quantity.
What that means is that not every book we read is well-done. Not every book is well-written. Some plot lines are God awful and boring. Others are so interesting by we can’t seem to get past the ridiculous malpractice of grammatical rules to even concentrate on the lovely characters. I want to help people with that. Everyone has a story to tell. I want others to be able to tell their stories to the best of their abilities.
So, I’m done talking! There will be far funner posts later on. And probably today. =P