Monday, April 18, 2016

April 19 - P is for PATIENCE and PERSEVERANCE


I’ve found that the things we really want from life rarely just happen. They take Patience and they take Perseverance. 

I started to write when the only game in town was NY and for that I needed an agent. I had one, for a while. The last I heard, the agent had been arrested. It was either find another way or forget it. 

By then becoming a published author was my dream and I wasn’t about to give up. That’s when patience and perseverance finally paid off. Around the same time I lost my agent, e-publishing was starting. I talked to an e-pub rep at a conference, and a couple of months later my book was accepted, and published the following year.  

That first publisher didn’t last long, but since then, I’ve been fortunate to publish approximately 70 books with others. Unfortunately, my longtime publisher closed down at the end of March, and most of my books are currently unavailable. Hopefully, not for long. Between a couple of other e-publishers and self-publishing, they’ll soon start reappearing.  The three books in my Amethyst Cove mystery series are already back at, Kobo, Nook and a few other places. It’ll take patience and perseverance to get them reissued and it’ll take time too, but fingers crossed they’ll all be back out there in the not too distant future.

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