Over a week ago, I spoke with Rosemi via Skype and, after many laughs and introducing her to my husband, we got down to business. Before I get to what it was we discussed, I’m going to post what she tweeted today once I sent her Mystic Waters:
Yes. Rosemi and I have decided that we’re going to go it alone. I’m not bashing traditional publishing, self publishing, or utilizing small presses. This was just a decision that fit our situation. Maybe Mystic Waters would’ve gotten better publicity with traditional publishing but I have faith in my story as well as those who read my blog, follow my Twitter and Facebook page. There are some decisions that just make sense. This is one of those.
Today was a great day in (fictional) Mystic. I finished this draft at 95,100 words. I took things away, added things…overall, it was an eye-opening experience. As an author, I had to step back and see the B.S. for myself. There were some sentences that just had to go. Even some paragraphs. But it’s the cleanest I’ve seen it. I’m crossing my fingers that Rosemi agrees. But, if she doesn’t, I know it’s for the best.
I know I haven’t been posting as often as I used to, but again, bear with me. I’m almost at a regular schedule again! I’ll keep you posted if any changes! Details to come soon.
Now playing The Beatles’ You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away.
All my love,