I hope those of you who follow this blog have been reading and writing. I have been doing a lot of reading. My writing stalled for a while, but I’m starting to get back into the groove and feeling excited about my writing again.
About a month ago, I was approached by a small publisher who was interested in my work in progress (WIP). I sent my manuscript, though my edits weren’t complete. They said not to worry about it because if they decided they wanted to publish it, they would require a grueling edit anyway. Well, they really liked my manuscript and they offered me a contract. You would think I would be thrilled about that, right?
Well at first I was, but then I carefully read and studied the contract, and after prayer and careful consideration, I decided it wasn’t the right decision for me and my novel. However, that experience made it crystal clear to me that I will be an indie published writer, and I have lots of indie published writing friends who are encouraging me along that path and willing to offer tips and advice.
So, how soon will my first book be available, you might ask. It will be a while yet. I do need to finish edits, and under the advice of a friend, I have put the manuscript aside for a month or maybe six weeks and am focusing on writing something else. My friend said this would be a good thing to do because the I can return to my manuscript with fresh eyes.
What am I writing? A short story. I have a strong reason for writing it, but I don’t know what I’m going to do with it when it’s finished.
What’s new in your writing life?