Thursday, July 21, 2011

The Thrill Is In The Chase

The Pens would like to welcome a guest post from indie-pub newcomer, Cecilia Gray. Her paranormal romance bite-sized books will debut August 2011 with Falling, Book 1 of her Fallen Idols series.

I've been chasing publication as long as I can remember.

That kid who who scribbled books onto computer paper and bent them in half to staple a spine? I was that kid.

That teenager who angsted in her diary about how she wanted to be a writer when she grew up? I was that teenager.

That college student who snuck out of class to attend local writer group meetings?
I was that college student.

That adult who stayed up nights typing away worlds at her computer between jobs and a social life?
I am that adult.

Thanks to ebooks and ereaders, I've been given a unique opportunity to catch my quarry - publication - even in this not-quite-mainstream form.

I know the thrill is supposed to be in the chase, but like Lisa (congrats on releasing Blowback this week!!), I'm high on the thrill of publication. The thrill of being read. The thrill of having a story out in the wild.

I wonder if the taste of publication won't be as sweet as I'd imagined.
If the thrill will be gone.

The trick to this seems obvious.

Find more quarry.

That writer who wants to pen a bestseller?
I will be that writer.


Rachael Herron said...

YAY! And yes. You WILL be that writer.

Juliet Blackwell said...

Love this determination. Can't wait to meet you in person --thanks for stopping by the Pens!

Lisa said...

Yes you will. I was lucky enough to be an advanced reader of Falling...when it comes out y'all are in for a TREAT. :)

Martha Flynn said...

Post a cover something, lady! :)

Sophie Littlefield said...

welcome, cecilia! wishing you all the best in this wild new world. sounds like you've got the chops for it.

Cecilia said...


L.G.C. Smith said...

Hey, there, Cecilia. Best of luck with your upcoming books. After the sneak peak I had, I'm looking forward to reading the whole book. Can't wait!

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