2017 Quest for a Publisher Update

Now that one quarter of the year is firmly under our belt and I've been searching for a new publisher for two of those three months, I thought I'd write an update as to the progress of the books. (If you'll recall I had signed with a publisher last October, but they closed shop in January and returned all literary rights to me.) Three publishers have turned the series down and one publisher made me feel uneasy, so I walked away from them before they had a chance to ask me to

I have good news and bad news

So... which would you like first? The bad news is that the publishing company that signed on to take ELEMENTAL ALLIANCE has closed, returning all literary rights to me. Now that I have all my rights back, I can shop the book around to publishers, agents, or self-publish. I'm just not certain what I want to do yet because... the good news is that I figured out the other series I've been plotting is actually a prequel trilogy to the trilogy I'm currently writing. I'm in flux no

NaNoWriMo and Word Counts

Many of you may have heard about NaNoWriMo, the abbreviated form of National Novel Writing Month. Its designated month is the month of November, in spite of its horrible timing with the holiday season wherein we sprint from All Hallow's Eve through Thanksgiving and into winter seasonal shopping, (insert title of whatever holiday you celebrate here.) I've not ever officially participated in NaNoWriMo. It seems stressful to be expected a specific word count every day and to rea

Exciting News

I have been offered a publishing contract for ELEMENTAL ALLIANCE, the current time frame places publication close to the end of next year, 2017. In the meantime I'll conclude my semester of teaching and get back to writing the sequel ELEMENTAL BLOODLINES while ELEMENTAL ALLIANCE goes through the editing process with a professional editor and I'll get to see what a professional editor thinks of my eighth draft. Wish me luck, the real work begins now. #update #publication #edit