Thank you, Billy Joel, for the title of this post. But it really has nothing to do with your brilliant song.
I wanted to update you...to let you know what's going on in the attempt-to-get-published thing. Yes, I know - Asylum *is* out there. In fact, there's still one copy left on the sci-fi shelves at Barnes & Noble Briargate in Colorado Springs! Get yours today! (You can also download it for your Nook or Kindle. Much cheaper! I wouldn't blame you one bit!) And while I'm thrilled that Asylum is published, I still want to see my whole series on those shelves. Selfish? Not really. I'm not doing this for me. Not doing it to prove a point. I'm doing it because I love the stories. I feel like they were given to me for a purpose, and I need to see it through.
So I have crafted my query for Novel #1 - Poison - after taking an insightful query workshop at the Pikes Peak Writers' Conference. Pam van Hylckama Vlieg of Foreword Literary taught the class, and she put the query into simple terms I'd never heard before. I hope tweaking my query to her specifications will make a difference!
As most of you know (I've blogged about it before), I've written my books out of sequence. Started with #4. Jumped to #2. #7. #9. #1. All while writing pieces of the others. Just goes to show how out-of-order my brain is. And that's probably why #9 jumped ahead. But in pitching the series, I figured it was best to start with #1.
And so, Poison is getting some attention. I've reworked some parts. Came up with a really clever element to add. It's actually something that's been stewing for a while, but I had to figure out how to make it work. I'm also reading a few books on the craft to spruce up some of my "skillz," as they say. (I can't believe I just spelled that word with a z. Seriously!)
I'm excited to think about where the Circeae Tales may be going. I do hope you'll stick with me throughout the ride. It'll be a blast!!
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