Laughter Lifts the Heart
Several years into it, and this blog still refuses to be categorized. It's eclectic and includes everything from writing posts to snippets from my ordinary life.
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Tag Archives: agents
Trad vs Indie Revisited
In December of 2018, I wrote “Trad vs Indie—again” and spoke of the temptation for me to try the traditional publication route. Then, I ended the post with “2019 should be an interesting year.” That last sentence was prophetic, but … Continue reading
Posted in The Business Tagged agents, Book Sales, bookstores, indie publishing, publishers, publishing, traditional publishing 4 Comments
New Book, New Series, New Resolutions
The Circle Bar Ranch Series is now completed. Someone suggested I write a book 4, and it’s tempting, but no. I think I’m ready to move on. CBR wasn’t intended to be a series, so despite the fact that the … Continue reading
Do you have a strategy for your writing career? I thought I did, finally. Here it is: 1. Write a sequel to my Contemporary Western Romance, Give the Lady a Ride (which I’ve started and named Riding Herd), and self-publish it to … Continue reading
Posted in Misc., Personal, Writing Tagged ACFW, agents, career strategy, genres, hybrid publishing, indy publishing, novel writing, publishing, self-publishing, Writing 7 Comments
To Pub, or Not to Pub
Very few things are more exciting than typing “The End” on the last page of your first book. It has been the project of your heart for one, three, five years. Your baby, born after a long and painful labor. Now: … Continue reading
Posted in Writing, Writing Tips Tagged agents, books, editors, novelists, novels, POD publishing, publishers, publishing, self-publishing, traditional publishing, vanity publishing, writers 11 Comments
And, We’re Off!
It’s done! Give the Lady a Ride has now been sent in query form to each agent I got excited about while researching my options. I’ve already received rejection notices from some, which is fine. I expected that. I even got a nibble … Continue reading