Friday, March 7, 2014

Storyteller's Journey

Book Tunnel - Courtesy of the Public Domain
Path to Publication

Once I decided to focus my energy on independently publishing my book, The Scandinavian Santa , I've felt like I'm spiraling through a turbulent tunnel. Within days of making my monumental decision, I actually discovered a small and highly reputable publishing house. We are discussing the details of my book, and if all goes well, my book will be released by my target date of September!

The great thing is, since this publishing house is a boutique-style press; they welcome the author into a collaborative approach to publishing. There are so many details to be determined: Choosing the format, choosing the font(s), choosing the paper, designing the cover, and on and on. All those choices will need to be made while I simultaneously start to market "my baby." The thing is, that for me, none of that matters. I haven't been this happy in a long time. When I discovered the amazing publishing company that will be bringing my book to life, I cried. No joke...real "rolling down the cheek" tears!

Although this is an exciting time, I can see that the challenge will be maintaining my word counts, blog posts, and number of books read!

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    1. Thanks, Margaret! It's been a long journey just to get to this point; I'll keep you posted.

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  2. Sorry I missed this post! Congrats and good luck!

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    1. Thanks so much, Sara. It seems that only another writer can really appreciate just how long the road to publication can be. Happy writing to you, dear friend.

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