95 000 words and out of my hands. In fact query letters and a fifty pages of manuscript are in the mail and on their way to four different BC publishers. (None, I regret to say, accept email submissions, unlike an increasingly larger number of American publishers).
It am in a good place psychologically. Now I can move on to other things. I have several short stories I’m anxious to start. And best do it before I forget how.
Then there is the marketing of Eta Carinae still to consider. I’m hoping to get a few people to review the novella, thereby—I hope—creating more interest. And perhaps I will offer to send people the audio version of the story (for free) with an online purchase.
Maybe I can even arrange a local book launch? And I am even considering the option of advertising on Facebook. Does this make me sound desperate?
Finally, there is still my novel Lunatics to consider. It has hung in limbo for too long. I will wait a few more months at most, I think, then will actively pursue the self-publishing option. I fear there is still a prevailing attitude among the writing elite that ‘real’ writers don’t self-publish, but such a notion daily is growing more old-fashioned. It may well be time to get on with it and do it myself!
Next project on the runway: a short story called, “A Question of Gravity”. Stay tuned.