An-ti-ci-pa-tion… Is Keeping Me Waiting
You might think years of writing, submitting, and then filing countless “not-quite”, “not for us”. and even “shows promise” rejections would make me quit.
Writing is what I do, just like reading, thinking, talking, and listening. I’m “in my head” throughout the day, even in my sleep, and that translates to “on the page”, no matter what those letters say.
I’ll admit I’ve been gun-shy of submitting my writing at times. I tend to muster up the courage and dive back in after working with my fantastic “writing sisters”, attending a conference, reading an article, or participating in a workshop.
That’s what happened with Odin’s Promise. Even after some encouraging but ultimately rejecting responses, I reread, revised, and resubmitted.
As you know if you’re reading this, Odin found a home with Crispin Books!
Since this is my debut novel, my experience with the publishing process after signing a contract has all been vicarious. Reading blogs, following tweets, talking with other authors all offered plenty of guidance, but now it’s my turn to step up and walk the walk, as they say.
Recent weeks have kept me busy with details, revisions, and social media. In case you haven’t noticed, though, the calendar has flipped to 2014 and those details are nearing completion. That brings me to the news I’ve been waiting to share.
The question I’ve been asked most often is “When can I get your book?”
And the answer is….
(am I the only one hearing drum rolls?)
ODIN’S PROMISE is available for sale on
Between now and then my to-do list is getting longer by the minute. Planning is already underway for a launch party in the Milwaukee area, bookstore appearances, and some regional traveling. Stay tuned for details, and here’s hoping I’ll be meeting up with lots of you at one or more of the celebration occasions.
In a recent post I said it’s my intention to boldly embrace the new and unknown, and all of the above is exactly that. Don’t get me wrong- I’m happy, even thrilled, but…