Thursday, October 13, 2016

Back Again

Tap, tap, tap. Is this thing on? I know, I know, I've become one of those bloggers that completely forgets to actually post anything. I knew I was behind, but couldn't believe when I signed on this week and noticed I hadn't blogged since March. Whoops.

I could tell you that my absence is because I've been busying with my wife and mom duties, and all my free time is spend either running or working on my novels. And all those things are true. But honestly, I completely forgot about this space for a while. But I will be rectifying that now.

I've had a lot of people reach out to me about my writing career and how it is progressing, and this is the best way to update everyone at once. Plus, I'd love to have a record of this experience, because it is an experience unlike anything else. And I am loving every moment. Even the tough ones.

My last post was about finally finding an agent. Working with Sarah has been amazing and exceeded my expectations. Now, where are we now? Currently editing my manuscript back and forth. It is the third full novel I have written. The other two are not forgotten, but this one is the one we believe will be the best for me as a debut author. Sarah and I have been working on polishing it to as close to perfect as it can get. I love how all the edits she sends me challenges me to be a better writer and look at my story in a new way. These characters are like my friends, and I really want to honor their story and tell it the best way I can.

Once that is all done, is when we will try and sell it to publishers. I'm not quite sure how that will all go, but I'm excited to see what happens! Every step is one step closer to being a published author.

In the meantime, I'm working on another women's fiction novel. I'm only about 30,000 words in, but have fallen in love with the characters and their story. It's funny, because when I finished my first book, I wasn't sure if it was a one-time thing, or something I could make a career out of. And now I can't stop writing! haha. Apparently I have lots of stories in my head, fighting to get out. It's something I hope never stops.

So that's where I'm at right now. Hoping to pop in here once a week to keep you all updated. Feel free to ask me any questions in the comments!

And always remember. Write boldly and out in the open! Share the stories in your head. There is someone out there that wants to read them.