With My First Novel Complete(ish)
It’s about time I got around to starting a writer’s blog. I’ve blogged on several topics of interest over the years and did a music podcast for a while, but I never really looked forward to it like I do this time around. In the course of working on this novel I read a lot of posts by people in and around the publishing industry. Among those were some really insightful thoughts by writers, both published and hopeful, who took the time to talk about their relationships with their work.
At this point I’ve closed the book on my first complete manuscript, working title The Price of Mercy, and it’s been something of a transcendent experience. Now, the real work begins. I know how to write well in a variety of formats, but learning the business of getting published is something new.
It’s a bit daunting to consider having my work mercilessly critiqued by agents and editors, but at the same time the prospect of having new means to polish my craft is an exciting possibility. I’ve always believed that you never run out of room for improvement, in any endeavor. In the meantime I’ll be developing a small network of websites in support of the world I’m bringing to life, including a proper new look for this site as soon as a few other things get knocked off my “to do” list.
In any case, it’s nice to be blogging again.