It’s not quite Friday yet, but I have a very good reason to celebrate my weekly “In Deep Smit” a day early…
It was one year ago today that I signed up for this spiffy blog on WordPress.
I started this blog when I was just one month (and about 40K words) into The Edge of Memory, mostly as a way of documenting the process.
I was quite private at first. Only my husband and BFF Clara knew I was blogging, and I kept the blog out of search engines and whatnot.
After my first round of editing, I asked for test readers on a number of internet chat boards to which I belong. I set up the Test Readers pages so folks could discuss their thoughts after reading.
But aside from my clandestine beta-readers and a handful of close friends, no one knew I was here.
In May, when I started marketing my novel, I made this a public blog. So Trying to Do the Write Thing has only been public for six months, but it’s a year old today.
I’ve come a long way in a year. Finished a novel and started another. Revised my query letter approximately 72 million times. Learned that publishing is to weeks what football is to minutes– it’s a slow process. I’ve reached a zen-like state of understanding there.
As a physician, I’m used to ordering things “Stat” and that really doesn’t apply in publishing.
I mean REALLY doesn’t apply. But there is an element to that fact that is kind of refreshing. It makes me appreciate the journey.
A journey on which I’ve met (and virtually met) a lot of fabulous people. If you’re reading this, THIS MEANS YOU. 😉
Thanks for stopping by!
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