In Between

I know another year has passed me by and sadly no new books are out. I have not given up on publishing but have had to take time away. If you wonder if I still write. I do and I try. It is hard. The truth is after the last round of shit with the publisher who screwed me over, it killed my words. I found that I had lost them. In this industry if you are not publishing books on a regular basis you slowly are forgotten and become irrelevant. People forget your previous work and move on. It is scarry because I have no idea what I myself will walk back into when I start to publish again. I want to self publish and the truth is, I just don’t have that kind of money to be able to also do that. After all the publishers screwing me over I have lost trust in going back to another publisher. I miss creating my stories. I misd my words.  I miss it. I miss it more than you will ever know.

Savannah

(Unsure if anyone cares or will bother to read this)

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Comments (9)

Tammy Dennings MaggyJanuary 12th, 2016 at 1:26 pm

I know how you feel, Savannah. The words will come when they come. Don’t worry about publishing until you have a few stories under your belt again then go ahead and self publish. Yes the expenses are there for an editor and cover, but the rest is your blood, sweat, and tears writing the tales.

Health issues and a disillusionment with the who publishing community have sidelined me for now, but I’m coming back soon. Writing is my heart as I’m sure it’s yours too.

Hugs to you!

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Susanna Leonard HillJanuary 12th, 2016 at 2:25 pm

Don’t lose heart, Savannah! Writing IS hard. But if you love it, do it for yourself. You don’t have to be accepted by publishers. You don’t have to spend money on self-publishing. Why not publish something on your blog – a page or a chapter each week or something? You would have the personal pleasure of writing and publishing, your readers would get to stay in touch with you, read your work, share your process, and it would cost you nothing except the time to write. You can be like Charles Dickens, and we can all eagerly await the next installment 🙂 Hang in there and don’t give up!

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ELFJanuary 12th, 2016 at 2:40 pm

Sorry things are so tough, Savannah. Please don’t think that folks don’t think about you or that nobody cares if you don’t continue writing. Remember that everyone is really overwhelmed by the information overload and folks like me usually just read the e-mail and keep going! If folks are anything like me, they have lost their passwords and get frustrated by having to jump through the hoops to post a comment, lol.

Start by writing, get yourself back in the swing of it so the words flow, and then start exploring your options. Hugs.

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Kathy lewisJanuary 12th, 2016 at 3:27 pm

Don’t think we forgot you. We haven’t. Some authors are worth waiting for. You’ll get your groove back. Start with baby steps and it’ll start flowing again.

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SharonMLJanuary 12th, 2016 at 3:54 pm

Hi Savannah, we miss you, I miss you. Please don’t let the others take away your joy of words. I’m still re-reading you books. Please come back.

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Rosanna LeoJanuary 12th, 2016 at 5:03 pm

You are always in my thoughts. I know I look forward to hearing about all your future plans and look forward to many more coffees. Hang in there, my friend. You are not alone.

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Glenda BixlerJanuary 14th, 2016 at 10:40 am

Hi…although it wasn’t the same business, I got screwed by my long-term employer and getting over it has not happened…

Except that I found something that makes me happy–reading and reviewing books, including yours!

First, make sure you take care of yourself mentally, emotionally and physically…If you need to, check with your doctor for assistance in taking some of the edge off of your bitterness. Believe me, it helps and gets your mind clear to start thinking happier thoughts…only then will those words start happening…Do some reading of the same genre to help ignite your images…I have no doubt if you allow your body to feel renewed, you’ll feel what you need to feel to begin writing… Turn your thoughts over to just taking care of yourself and not worry about deadlines or what will happen in the interim with publishing. I know your work and there will always be readers who will “learn” about you anew if necessary… It’s your stories we remember…

BTW, do some research on self-publishing when you feel like it…there are many that are charging much less than the well-known self-publishing companies…Do some referencing interaction with out self-published author…One that comes to mind is Aaron Lazar. He is prolific and I cannot remember any of his books giving me issues re quality…

Special Thoughts go out to you…I’m sharing, but if you want to get a bigger group to talk about this…I’d be happy for you to consider Reviewers Roundup in any way we can help…

God Bless
Glenda

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Siobhan MuirJanuary 16th, 2016 at 4:51 pm

Please, please please don’t be gone long, Savannah. Self-publishing isn’t nearly as expensive as it seems. You can get your work edited and formatted and a cover for relatively little money. Seriously, it’s most costly in time away from writing with the promo and marketing. But it can be done. Good luck in all your trials and keep writing even if it takes you a while to publish anything again.

Siobhan

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Paula QuinnJanuary 16th, 2016 at 6:45 pm

Savannah, you WILL write again. It’s in your blood. In the meantime, check out Booktrope.com. You don’t need money to write. It’s a new and fantastic way to publish, no money needed. If your MS is accepted, you split your royalties with your team, ie. book manager, editor, cover designer, proofreader. Hang in there. All will be well.

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