Coming close to the end of volume 1 of the SAFELIGHT novels is a bittersweet feeling for me.
In 15 days marks a year since I’ve been working on this project. chasing Reese was originally titled SAFELIGHT and it
wasn’t a novel but a poorly written screenplay. For the last six months I’ve been working hard to turn it into a novel worth publishing.
In two days, the script/novel will be edited and ready far in advance before its release on January 5, 2015. Revised queries will be submitted to those amazing agents in my backyard next month.
The past three months have been the most interesting in the past year. I’ve met some cool people along the way and been cast away by others. It’s the nature of this business and unfortunately, part of the circle of life of any independent author.
The important thing is to not lose focus, keep your chin held up high and move along. Success is never achieved by kicking the little man down. Remember that.
For you, aspiring author who is reading this, I pray that I am able to deliver you hope. Just because you haven’t pressed ‘publish’ doesn’t mean you are not an author. It means you are someone on the cusp of fulfilling your dreams. Don’t let anyone deter you from that or break your resolve.
I wish everyone, including those who wish to see me fail, the best of luck. After all, there is an oven full of precious pies baking, one of them with my name written all over it.