Update from a Self-Imposed 'Break'
I’ve had a lot of people ask me lately about my book, The Cube. First - THANK YOU! It means so much to me that so many people are invested in my journey.
What I can say is that after the Chicago Writing Workshop, I put myself on a bit of a self-imposed #getpublished break. I needed to step back, take a deep breath, reassess my strategy, and enjoy the summer a little bit. It’s been good. And I’ve had a lot of fun summer adventures.
Still, there has been some forward movement.
Up next, my hope is that I will get back to some more aggressive querying in the fall and I still hope to give myself a year of querying (which gives me until next spring). Then? Who knows. Maybe hybrid publishing? I’ll figure it out if need be. Honestly, I don’t want to think about alternatives yet. I want to visualize my goal. An agent. A publisher. My book on bookshelves.
In the meantime, I’ve been focusing a lot on my channillo.com series Amache’s America. I really love where that story is right now. I think that when I’m done writing it on channillo, I may even pitch that to some agents. It would take a lot of rework to put it into a longer-form book format, but I think it’s a story that the world would love to read.
And let me just say. The folks that do read it on channillo are SO NICE. Their feedback and support means the world to me too. And let me tell you, their writing rocks as well. So much goodness out there!
I haven’t worked on Samurai Prophecy in a little while, but my brain thinks about it all the time.
I just published my 30th #WritersQuick5. THIRTY! Woot! Woot! Up next I’m going to do a ‘where are they now?’ special edition to highlight some of the amazing things that the writers I’ve featured have done just in the last few months. I love having a cohort of writers to follow and support.
And, just as many of my writers on #WritersQuick5 write at work all the time, every day I’m writing away. This week I was drafting a whole series of notifications that will go out to the community. I love the sound of the keys clicking away on the keyboard.
So yes, please continue to stay tuned. I have some more big life changes coming up that I hope will bring me back around to focusing on the writing mentioned above.
As always, I remain optimistic and motivated.
Thanks everyone. Your support means the world to me.
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