May 13, 2017
Greetings, lovely people!
As you may have noticed, the process of getting a book into your hands takes quite a while. Luckily, the folks at Inkshares don’t just want to churn them out, but to refine each story to its best possible version. I’ve felt a bit like an excitable racehorse rearing in the starting gate, eager to be unleashed on the rewrites. But, like I said, Inkshares does things right. They’re not just looking to develop stories, but to develop the authors behind them.
So… I have homework, a full-on reading list! (I couldn’t be more excited; I miss school.) I’m currently about halfway through the stack and loving every minute of it. So much to think about, new ideas percolating.
Inkshares has also put a group of us on-deck authors in contact with each other to discuss the readings, share our experiences with the process, and provide feedback on each other’s work. I’m looking forward to getting to know their work and (nervously) hoping they’ll have some thoughts on mine. As our editors put us through our paces, it’s comforting to know that others are right there with us!
I know I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again: I feel so lucky to have found this community. Those of you who pushed Terminus to the 250 pre-orders required for publication will forever have my gratitude. I also count it a great stroke of luck that I was introduced to Inkshares right as they were blowing up (thanks, Nerdist!). Keep your eye on them, y’all. They’re making waves and selling movie/TV rights for some incredibly exciting projects. And as if all that luck wasn’t enough, they’re also such good people, pros who are willing to help develop first-timers like me. It’s enough to make my head spin… in an absolutely wonderful way!
So things are heating up. I’m reading like a fiend, feeling freshly inspired, and am ready to give you the best possible version of this story. Again, I appreciate your patience. It’s a process, but one that I’m eager to explore every bit of. Thanks again for making my dream of publication a reality!
Hope you’re having a lovely weekend!