This is my blog, and I can do with it whatever I please. So today, instead of making you chuckle, I’m going to catch you up on what I’m doing.
I’m writing a novel.
No, it can’t be that simple. So many people say that and never, ever follow through. I will follow through, this I promise. I can’t give you any details about the book, that’s bad ju-ju, but I can tell you that I am sure it will be a hit. I understand that this is not a simple undertaking, it’s an epic quest. I am Frodo Baggins, be my Sam Gamgee. I want to keep you all up to date on my progress (while giving away as little information as possible), and I hope you’ll all join me.
Here’s the plan: I want to complete a manuscript by May, by this I mean a 1st draft. Then I want to edit the ever-loving shit out of it. For this I will need help, and I already have a pair of gentlemen in mind for that job. Hopefully I can get that beast edited quickly, and rewritten even quicker. The reason for the speed is there is a publishing contest in January on Amazon.com which I intend to win. When I do they’ll publish my book and give me some sum of money, but the part that matters is I’ll be published. If, by some strange twist of fate, I don’t win the contest; I’ll self-publish the book on Amazon anyway. They key is getting published, and here’s why: I can get the attention of publishers.
As it turns out, my beautiful fiance’s best friend’s mother is a publisher, something she never realized for 20+ years of their friendship. But that’s neither here, nor there. She knows, and I know, and said friend’s mom knows about me. Not only does she know about me, but she’s willing to point me in the right direction and maybe even make a phone call or two. How fucking lucky can a guy get? But I can’t go there empty-handed, I’d like to have something to show when I start begging to be published. So either Amazon will publish me, or I’ll publish myself.
Of course, I can’t rely on one tactic to attain ultimate victory. I’m also working on several short stories, working harder than I did on Falling Short of the Absolute Truth, and I will be fighting to get them published as well. The point is, by the dawn of February 2014 I will be a published author. And by February 2015 I will be a best-selling author, bet on it.
So, what do you say? Will you join me on this epic quest for literary immortality? Will I be thanking you in the opening pages of my first published work? I certainly hope so.