Where am I published?
This is the first of what I hope will be many publications. I am so grateful that Youth Imagination saw value and accepted my story for publication.
This short story is about a boy with Autism and his new friend must use magic to defeat a troll and save a neighbor.
From Rough Draft to Published is AVAILABLE NOW!
Your story is typed on the computer and you’re wondering what comes next. Maybe you’re overwhelmed and don’t know where to start. In this book, you’ll learn the basics of getting your story from rough draft to published.
Find answers to these questions:
-How do I organize my editing process?
-What is a beta reader?
-Why do some people self-publish and some publish traditionally?
-How can I find a writing group that’s right for me?
-Do I need an editor? An agent?
-I got a rejection letter. Now what?
-Do I need a website, a blog, or social media?
-What are royalties? Can I quit my day job now?
It’s a lot to learn, so in From Rough Draft to Published, I will teach you the basics and get straight to the heart of what you need to know so that you can make informed decisions about what is right for you, your story, and your writing career.
So what’s next?
Out on Submission
“Diamonds of Time” a short story out on submission
“Locks of Grief” a short story out on submission
1 At the request of my beta readers, I have an outline for a novel that will have these same characters in it, plus some new ones. I have been dying to get started on this project because it is going to be so much fun! Hint: There’ll be dragons! I’m on draft one of that. Look for it to be published sometime in 2021.
Update: 8/29/20 Outline is done and I’m currently writing the rough draft of the first act.
Update 12/2020 I’m 14k words into the first draft.
Update 7/2021 I’m at 25k words in the first draft. The day job has been insane. I did a major remodel of my office as in built bookcases and installed cabinets.
2 I’m working on another non-fiction book called From Idea to Outline. I hope to have that one out sometime in 2022.