Monday, March 09, 2015



After seventeen months I am done.

I have finished my book.

Sort of.

It'll never be finished, not really. It's now being read by "beta readers". But even after I ignore or take their advice, it won't be eternally finished. Not even if it gets published. I'm sure even then I'll be thinking, "Egads, what a stupid metaphor!" and "Ohhhh not ANOTHER split infinitive!" and "I totally should've said THIS not THAT." But you know. I finished my book.

I feel like this:

I also feel like this:

"A book’s journey is all about rejection.

During the writing process, a writer will reject numerous passages and drafts in favour of a completed draft for submission.

If a writer is successful in their query, chances are a literary agent or publisher will reject their book title and change it to something more marketable.

Once the book is the hands of the publishing house, the book cover designer will see various cover designs rejected before everyone agrees on the final version.

The publicity campaign will also suffer countless rejected ideas for promoting the book prior to formulating a strategy of release.

When the book is finally released, some readers will reject it on the grounds of genre."

But hey.

I finished my book.

I feel like this:

[Edited to Add:]

Here I am talking a little bit about my story/book on YouTube!


  1. Where is the book going to be available?

  2. I'm going to attempt getting it published via publishers but if I can't, I will self-publish it and shamelessly beg everyone to buy a copy. :)

  3. Do it with publishers, do it yourself, whatever ... just tell us when we can purchase your book, and I will be first in line..!!

    1. You'll all be the first to know! I'm counting on you all to talk it up, too!

  4. PS - that story that you told about hearing your 6 year old threaten hell to one of her friends - oh gosh that is a very powerful story. I cannot imagine the guilt you felt knowing you fed your child such poison..!!


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