I know it’s been a while, so I wanted to let you know where things are with Sanctuary. The final revision is done! I had a scare last week where my computer crashed and I thought I’d lost over a month’s work, but I managed to recover the file, which is now safely backed up on multiple hard drives.
So what I’m doing now, is trying to find a literary agent to represent my work. For those of you who don’t know what a literary agent is, they basically function as a go-between for the author and any potential publishers. Most major publishers won’t even consider authors without representation, especially debut novelists such as myself. They would be the person who would negotiate a book deal on my behalf and help me arrange other business-type-stuff that I’m woefully unprepared to do myself. It’s a lengthy process and it will be even longer before we can secure a publishing deal, but I’ll keep all of you informed as things progress. I’m hoping the process won’t be too terribly long, but the publication world moves at a snails pace.
In other news, I recently placed 9th in the Writer’s Digest Short Story Competition so “Little Bugs” will be published in their yearly anthology. It’s my first national publication so I’m feeling pretty good about myself right now. If you happen to pick it up, I hope you’ll give it a read.
I still want to post original works of fiction on this page, but going forward, I’m going to have to be careful about what I display here. It’s come to my attention that several literary magazines won’t consider any work that has been previously published. That includes being published on a blog like this one. I don’t know what shape this page will take in the future, but for now please be patient as I work out how to balance creating new content for all of you and continuing to secure publications. I’ve recently been experimenting with creating a YouTube channel that will explore writing techniques used in popular books, movies, TV shows and video games, but that’s still in the developmental phase, so I don’t want to jump the gun.
However things go moving foreword, I want to thank you all for reading my stories. It means a lot that you choose to take the time out of your busy days. You’re the absolute best,