In a very short while–less than an hour–it will officially be launch day! Yay! Eternal Press is releasing my crime/mystery short fiction piece entitled Her Last. I’m so excited about this new venture with a new publisher. I hope you’ll join me at the Eternal Press Readers’ forum tomorrow where you can learn more about Her Last as well as the fabulous stories of 6 other authors who are celebrating their releases as well. See you there!
I went to bed late and unintentionally got up super early even though it was a day to try to sleep in. Oh well! Turns out it was worth getting up early because when I went to check my email, there was a publishing contract waiting for me!
Eternal Press has contracted my short fiction piece That Taste of Orange and it will be released in time for the Christmas season! Can’t get any better than that, can you?
I don’t write a lot of short fiction, but I do write some in order to hone my skills as a writer. It’s far more difficult to tell an entire story in a condensed version. Limited space. Limited words. It all means the writer has just as much to tell, only less to tell it in. I started writing Flash Fiction for the same reason: to try to get an entire story out in as few words as possible. Not an easy thing to do!
Wow! So it’s July 3rd and I’m already thinking about Christmas and working toward a new release. Gotta love that!
I just want to thank the Eternal Press Acquisitions Editor, Lisa Logan for her help and encouragement. A writer needs help sometimes, and Lisa willingly gave it. She liked the submission, but felt it needed a little tweaking. Instead of flat out rejecting it, she rejected it with a suggestion that if I wanted to revise it a bit, she’d be happy to take another look.
I jumped at that invitation. Good thing I did! The reward of publication far outweighs simply digging my heels in and refusing to revise it. I learned long ago that my words are not pearls of wisdom knotted perfectly together. Sometimes I need to revise! Being open to revision and suggestion is where success comes in.
I can finally take a deep breath! I’ve been working on a revision of a Christmas short fiction piece for submission. I spent every minute of spare time revising this story the past 4 days. I finally finished it and sent it off to the acquisitions editor and now I just sit back and wait for the final word.
Gee Whiz Meets SHAFT is climbing back up on the charts again. Today on Fictionwise, it sits at No. 2 for my publisher, Asylett Press. While I was at the office today, the secretary/treasurer of my fan club told me how much she enjoyed the book and how much she *loves* Spade–the hero. Carol–the Sec/treas–is such a sweetheart, and her accolades hit the mark for me today. I’ve been carrying around a migraine for two days, so I needed the good news and the laughter a visit with her always brings!
I’m busy promoting my upcoming release with Eternal Press. Her Last will hit the e-shelves on July 7th. Just 5 days away. I can hardly wait!
Okay, that’s it for me. I’ve got to clean the kitchen and then I’ve got a bed inside a chilled room calling my name. I need sleep…and to dream of something other than the revision of that manuscript I submitted tonight!
Thanks for listening!
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