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Slugs, Torture, the Publishing Process, and Other Horribly Slow Things…

While I wait for Daniel and the Sun Sword to hit the presses NEXT SUMMER, I’ve been working on the second book in the Sons and Daughters series, and I recently hit the 100-page mark! For some reason that’s always been a major milestone for me. So…Huzzah!


On a different note, I’ve had several people ask about the publishing process in general. It’s quite fascinating, really. That is, if you love learning about how millions of people subject themselves to cruelly slow tortures devised by the literary industry.  Here’s a break-down for those who can stomach it:


Some people (like yours truly) skipped the literary agent steps and submitted straight to publishers. And I have to say, Ellechor was awesome and quick getting back with me, but that has been the exception, in my experience.  If you’re interested in those big NY publishing houses,  don’t even think about submitting your book unless you have an agent. They’ve exiled writers to the moon for less. I swear.

So there you have it. Throw in a few racks, thumb-screws, and public burnings, and you’ve got the picture.  But despite all that…it’s worth it!

Writers are crazy.

Oh yeah, and just so the title of this post is accurate: I have some stupid slugs in my garden. There.



8 responses

  1. Congrats on the 100 page mark!

    May 23, 2014 at 9:38 am

  2. Thanks sharing. Interesting thought provoking blog post. Please feel free to share your inspiration at Godinterest (Pinterest for Christians). God Bless Your Ministry

    June 3, 2014 at 10:28 pm

  3. wonder post, the step by step on that book was funny. Keep posting

    July 8, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    • Thanks!

      July 8, 2014 at 6:11 pm

      • ur welcome, have you been published b4. Would like to check out ur books

        July 12, 2014 at 4:06 pm

  4. This is my first book, and it won’t come out until next summer. I hope you still want to buy one when next June rolls around 😉

    July 12, 2014 at 6:50 pm

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