Howdy, Insecure Writers! Thanks for showing me the way, Candi! And thanks to the amazing Alex J. Cavanaugh for hosting this awesome group, over three hundred strong! Visit as many as you can!
The awesome co-hosts for the October 2 posting of the IWSG will be Julie Luek, Rachna Chabria, Beverly Fox, and Ilima Todd!
So here is the post folks: I wanted to be published
I decided to get an agent.
After 68 nos or not even bothering to replies,
I reached a new low in my writer's journey.
The whole agent thing was not working.
the INSECURE WRITERS SUPPORT GROUP.
IWSG peeps gently suggested
I consider self-publishing
or small publishers.
I considered self-publishing first,
but it took a vanishing commodity
known as money,
For stuff like editing,
formatting and nifty covers.
I had money
for food, water and shelter,But she had no money
for extras like self-publishing.
So small publishers!
It turns out that means epublishers.
She researched various epublishers
that might be interested in her book,
a nifty book called PLUMB CRAZY.
She sent out to five epublishers.
And tada, in September:
Here is the Publisher's Marketplace blurb:
Molly Blaisdell's PLUMB CRAZY,
a 5-year high school reunion stirs
memories of the craziest summer ever
and a chance to try again with the one who got away,
to Georgia McBride at Swoon Romance,
in a nice deal,
in a 2-book deal,
for publication in May 2014 (World).
Audio, Film/TV and Translation
Oh, sage ones, offer advice
for the next steps!
Finally, I usually do all my upbeat
over at Seize the day.
This is my backyard,
you know, you can't see it
from the street,
and in keeping with
the spirit of the Yellow Submarine,
I write everything here in broken prose,
because, yes, that's how
many of us feel.
Thanks for dropping by!
In the words of the great poet,
Sir Paul McCartney,
"We all live in a yellow submarine."