My first publishing contract — and what comes next

As I’m sure a great many of you are already aware, my first YA novella, Good Bye, has officially been contracted by The Book Smugglers Publishing and is set for a 2017 release, along with three other awesome novellas you can find out about here.

I’ve been working towards this moment for more than half my lifetime–the first draft of Good Bye was written roughly ten years ago–and I can’t begin to express how excited I am.

I am also incredibly busy. There are a million things to do when you’re planning a book launch. I’m lucky enough to have a publisher willing to put a significant amount of work into my release, but a massive portion of the work will fall to me. I’m the only one who can answer interview questions for me. There is a lot of content only I can produce related to the book and all of the backstory I’ve written for it.

More importantly, I need to do everything I can to make this book the successful launch of a long writing career. To that end I’m working on several short stories, two of which are already earmarked for submission to specific anthologies, and I’m also starting preparations to run a crowdfunding campaign for my first full length novel, Moonshadow’s Guardian.

What does this mean? Well, most of the Tuesday content here will now either be a) really short or b) a book review, because I’m burning my way through the TBR list pretty quickly these days(one coming next week). I’m planning to transition from doing email interviews to running a podcast sometime next year, and I have Much Much Bigger Plans we’ll talk about when they’re a little more rounded out.

In the meantime, thanks for reading! I hope you’ll stick around to see what comes next.

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