Wednesday, March 6, 2013

New Beginnings

In an effort to reboot my writing career, I thought it was a sign of change to start with a new blog. As many of you know (or don't know, or possibly don't care) my dream for being published was dealt a pretty heavy setback a few months ago. Everything had been going well, I'd landed a small publisher and was all excited for my debut novel R.A.G.E. to finally see print. I won't bore ya'll with the details, but after nearly two years in the holding tank, (and, as Seinfeld would say, yada yada yada) I decided to part ways with my publisher.

Not that my long journey with my previous publisher was a waste of time by any means. Before they picked me up I was on the verge of self-publishing. Looking back and the enormous faults of the manuscript at that time...well you can imagine what a disaster that would have been. I learned so much in the last few years writing-wise, and R.A.G.E. has grown in leaps and bounds.

Now, even though this was my own choice to leave my publisher, it was still a painful time. Depressing would be a good word. Combine that with the winter blues and I sometimes wondered if I would ever pull out of it. A lot of authors would decide this is a good time for a writing hiatus, or perhaps a walkabout.

It's been a steep uphill climb the past few months. My confidence in my writing had been shattered. My imagination and creativity was at an all time low. However, by golly, when it came right down to it, I knew I couldn't give up writing, even if not a single one of my books ever saw print.

I'm happy to report that R.A.G.E. is now in the last round of edits before it's off to some new publishers for review and (finger and toe crossies) possibly publication. I'm also working on another manuscript that I'm quickly falling in love with. It's a sci-fi horror novel entitled Project Specter which includes a haunted house, a crazy lady, a suburban neighborhood and an entity from another world.

So here is the beginning of my reboot with Nonsensical Essentials. I'd love if you followers of Art n' Writin' (which is going into the dusty archives of my past) would come on over here and hear all the super important gibberish that I have to say.

Until then, a big thank you to Spring for showing up early and setting the scene for a new beginning. 2013 is going to be a wonderful year!


  1. I miss you! I had no idea any of this was happening and it makes me really sad. So have you found a new publisher? I'm dying for some details! We should do lunch again soon. *HUGS*

  2. No new publisher yet. I haven't queried any. In fact my first order of business when I get R.A.G.E. in querying shape is to query Rhemelda (with the hope that you'll put in a good word for me *wink*.) I'd love to do lunch! Message me.

    1. Rhemalda would be a good fit for you, I think! Is your book YA? I can't remember (I have the worst memory).

  3. Did you enter it in that contest? Also do I get to read Specter? It sounds so interesting. I've bookmarked this blog and I look forward to reading more!

  4. Michelle, nope it's adult sci-fi but it can also be classified as New Adult. I've been stalking Rhemelda since I met you and even more seriously in the last few months. I think they'd be a perfect fit, but I'm trying not to get my hopes set on it.

    Kate, I didn't enter the contest (yet). I'm not sure if it's still open, but my manuscript is only half complete. I hate sending it anywhere unfinished. If you'd like I'll email you what I have of Specter. There's only about 30,000 words but I'd love your input to help me keep in going in the right direction.

  5. Yes, send it to me. I've got nothing but time baby!