Now that the manuscript is done, the really hard work begins.
If there's one thing that I've learned in the course of this project, it's this:
Nothing is as simple as it appears.
Weaving journal entries and notes together into a story, and then asking those who were there to help fact check is only one slice of a much larger pie. Following manuscript writing and editing completion, there are a litany of pitfalls, traps, scams, and 'gotchas' to navigate so that all of the hard work that goes into a manuscript isn't destroyed. Sign with the wrong agent or publishing press, or fall for something that's too good to be true, and it's all over before it begins.
I've carefully read a lot of lessons learned from those willing to share their success stories, but more importantly, their failures. I am not rushing to get my manuscript published because rushing is the very first tenant of failure for what could have otherwise been a much more successful outcome.
What's the reason for this blog style entry format, and asking for email addresses? Good question. There will be weeks, or even likely months, before any new developments or news about the project becomes worthy to share. Everything slows to a crawl at this stage in the game from all that I understand. It's going to be taxing on my patience, but please bear with me. I assure you that I cannot wait to get this book published, and if you're reading this, then I'm sure that you cannot wait to start reading.
So, for now, enjoy a few photos, go about your day, and please sign up for updates and I will push out pertinent information when available. Thank you for the support!