It’s Getting Closer To Lift-off

Hard to imagine, but it’s time.

The Lucky Man–An Act of Malice should be available for sale at the end of March 2021. I will post a link when it’s ready. (https://adelaidebooks.org/pages/publishing-calendar)

This is the book cover for my novel, with emphasis on my. It’s been in the making for a year and, at times, frazzled my nerves. Publishing is slow-moving.

Now that I’m so close, I feel a bout of stage-fright coming on.

If you’ve never written a book but love to read them, please do so with the perspective that the person behind the words put their soul into their effort and to bring a story that you may (or may not) enjoy.

Writing takes hardtack, perseverance, dedication, and grit. While I love writing and could do it for hours and hours, this self-promotion is another species altogether. To write a novel, I had to learn so many new skills, mostly self-taught, and sometimes it felt an awful lot like a fish out of water, knowing I had to return to the water to survive but not always knowing how to get there. But promoting myself is the opposite: I feel like I’m drowning in so much information and advice that it becomes impossible to know what is what. 

Writing has taught me that those who commit, whether self-publishing, indie, or house publishing, take on a tremendous amount of effort. There are many days when the question, “Why am I doing this?” begs for an answer.

Because we love it, or a voice tells us to. Some might even take it on as a challenge to explore our most inner selves. There are countless reasons for writing, just as there are for not choosing to write. 

So in the next few weeks, I will be seeking out individuals who would like to read a copy of my novel and post a review on amazon.com. It would be so awesome if you could.

4 Comments

  1. Susan Elliot says:

    Biggest congrats – so glad the Time is almost here – Love the cover – as for Amazon reading – Pick Me Pick Me.

  2. Dorothy Larson says:

    Looking forward to reading your hard work.

    Sent from my iPad

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  3. Oh, Monica, I’m so proud of you and please put me on the list of your readers.

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    1. Thank you, Peter. And I will.

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