I know I’m not the only person who needs more hours in my day in order to get everything done, so I’ll try to keep this short so you can find a few extra minutes in yours.
Since this is February 1st I’m supposed to put out a newsletter for just my faithful subscribers. But, since I need to go to sleep soon (I’m writing this on Sunday evening) I’m going to combine my weekly humor post with my monthly newsletter.
Since 100 PRAYERS OF A WRITER is near completion I have two things I know from the experience. 1) the launch date for Amazon and bookstores is March 28th, a week after my birthday; and 2) it took about nine months from start to finish for this project with Tate Publishing.
With number 2 fresh on my mind I had a decision to make about three projects I’ve been shopping around for a very long time. All three manuscripts have a Christmas theme so an October release is most beneficial for them. I learnt that from eavesdropping at a writers’ conference.
I honestly thought the trip to Michigan last October would open a door for someone to take at least one of these projects on. Apparently God only brought me that far to show me the doors that might open there are closed, too.
I’ve heard it said that a writer needs to concentrate on one genre when starting out so readers know what to expect when they buy one of your books. I’ve also learned that God gives multiple genres to some folks for unknown reasons. I happen to be one of those select few who gets the smorgasbord approach from the giver of stories.
So, I decided, after some time on my knees (and face at times) to go against conventional wisdom and the thoughts of those in the “know” in today’s publishing world, and I submitted all thrdrdreee (I can’t believe how easy it is to rolled one’s r’s in writing) projects to Tate Publishing last week.
I just spent this evening putting the promotional copy together for my middle-grade novel titled EEK’S GIFTS (the 1st story I completed); an adult contemporary novella titled SOMETHING’S GOTTA CHANGE (Eek inspired that one so he could lead a wealthy businessman to Christ); and a devotional titled THE EXTRA ORDINARY CHRISTMAS How God used ordinary people to bring the most extraordinary person into the world (this blog has been a series of such devotionals since I first composed most of those chapters here over 4 years ago). Yeah, Tate wants them all.
For those of y’all keeping score that’s four genres (including 100 Prayers) and three (with unrolled r’s) books coming out at the same time.
Yeah, I done went and jumped off the deep end this time.
If this here blog goes silent from time to time take it as a sign I’m over my head in editing too many manuscripts at the same time along with driving trucks and painting stuff. I hope I get multiple crowns for living multiple lives when I get to heaven.
I’m not surprised work has picked up recently. What can I say? When it rains it snows (I know multiple genres run in my veins apparently).
Add on top of all that I have a networking breakfast this Wednesday morning that could get my business venture off the ground potentially. Yeah, another genre of work too. Yikes!
Other than that my life’s pretty dull and boring just like yours.
Your prayers are not only appreciated but essential.
Thank you verrrrrrry much (no those r’s aren’t rolled just making a point).
Keep smiling(and praying). Wade