Create, Pitch, Sell

Coffee Break

September-- On my last Coffee Break I said I had good news. Not anymore. A literary agent's assistant requested the full manuscript of one of my novels, then, not long after, emailed a form rejection stating she couldn't connect with the voice. The same voice I used in the query and a 5-page sample? That voice?

Another hit'n miss puts me in mind of an Elton John song. "What have I got to do to be heard?" This is one of the many reasons why I decided to go digital. Remember, I've been doing the submission/rejection routine for twelve years. It may've been an overnight decision, but I started thinking about epublishing a long time ago.

Now, which novel? I believe all of them have mass appeal.

WENTZEL FARM [psychological thriller] is the first in a proposed series but can stand alone, as well.

The Blaze trilogy [mystery] is one story divided into three equal parts [see LORD OF THE RINGS]. SMOKE is done. The first draft of FIRE is also done. Book 3, ASHES, only has a basic synopsis.

NOTCH, a stand-alone mystery [see excerpt below], is the only logical choice for my first ebook. The first draft is done, but I still have a lot of work to do before I can submit it to Amazon.

I'm very excited about the real possibility of getting my story in the hands of readers. I've sacrificed and struggled most of my life. I'm ready for this. Other writers have found great success in ebooks. Who's to say I can't?

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