Saturday, January 12, 2008

The Truth of the Matter – Part VI

I realized I didn’t finished posting all the questions asked of you nice folks. This is the last installment. Everyone had such wonderful questions. Some were easy, some were fun and some were hard to answer, but I’ve enjoyed this journey. Thank you all for taking the time to ask.

Karolee asked, “Have you done anything more towards getting your book published?”

Sandy asked, “How many books do you have ready to be published?”

Diane asked, “I would love to hear about your pending publication of Prisoner of Circumstance. Are you working on your next book?”

I thought about this and I could get an agent, but that would mean finding someone willing to represent me. I could try and send it out to publishing firms. I’m afraid that it would end up on the slush pile because they don’t know me. An agent once told me that it’s too Christian for one market and too worldly for the other. If you have an agent, then publishers will give you a chance. There is another option. Tom and I have decided to go the self publishing route. This is an expensive undertaking, but we are taking baby steps. As the finances allow, we will take the next step.

I just started working with a professional editor to get it ready for publishing. I have a friend who has offered to help me with contacts for a book design and a printing company. I’m excited and afraid at the same time. There have been times self published books do so well that it catches the interest of regular publishing houses. A girl can only dream right? At this point, I just want to see it in print. Maybe no one ever buys it and I have cases of books gathering dust in my garage and I have to beg people to take a copy.

I have only one book finished ready to be published. I started working on my second book, but life has been so very busy. It’s been hard to have enough brain cells to be creative. It seems the most I can handle is blogging. It seems to keep the creative juices flowing.

I love to write. It’s my passion. I know other writers who are more articulate than I could ever hope to be, but I don’t compare myself to them. I’m just me, simple and direct. My writing style I hope will appeal to someone out there. Right now I’m content to have my book on at least one self and that’s my own.

© Nadine Z. 2008

16 comments:

eph2810 said...

I was wondering about your book, Nadine. Wow, going to self-publish is a lot of work. But as you know - "With God all things are possible". I think it is so cool that you are going ahead with it. I know what I will purchase a copy and maybe another one for a give-away :)

I think you write beautifully.

Have a wonderful weekend, my friend.

Jill@Who Could Ask for Anything More said...

That's so exciting - and I am very interested in the self-publishing world myself. My husband's done a little research and it sounds interesting (but expensive, as you say).

Sandy said...

Hi Nadine - I love that you don't compare yourself to others. That is so important. It will be fun to see your book in print - so let us know when/if ... Your writing is very articulate and beautiful.
Sandy

Art said...

I hope you enjoy massive sucess with your books, Nadine!

Tom Zawacki said...

I'll buy a copy, can I get it autographed?

Tom

Scarlet said...

I'll buy your book when it becomes available because if it's anything like what you write on your blog, it will be worth the money (and the wait).

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Dawn said...

I could not write fiction is someone tried to force me. But I have had a book in my head for years, and really need to get serious about writing it - I got a good start with the two series my kids and I did together. Someday?!

EM said...

Nadine, you are a true inspiration for all of us. Watching you be true to the vision of your heart shows that the Creator has given you favor and I personally can't wait to buy a copy!

Debz said...

What a great example you are. I think it is important to not compare ourselves with others. Gosh we would really beat ourselves up if we tried to live up to the Jones's

LL said...

Perseverance, I'm told, is the key to longevity in the publishing world. You may be a lot of things, but quitter is NOT one of them!

Keep going! Don't stop! Don't give up! Don't give in! Don't quit!!

(love you!)

LL

Shaunda said...

Nadine, you are a true inspiration for all of us.

Tammy said...

I am excited about your book, Nadine! As someone who wants to finish my first book and perhaps get published one day, too...somehow...I'll be interested to know how everything goes.
And I know what you mean about finding time and creativity to write...I am in the same boat!

Elle*Bee said...

I'm glad you posted this. I was wondering about the status of your book. I did recently finish reading the excerpts you posted and I'm hoping for more (in print of course).

Karolee said...

It really irks me that there are so many bad writers out there who get published because they have either been lucky enough to have one book published or they are "somebody". I have tried to get published also and it is CRAZY! Self publishing is so expensive. I hope it works out for you.

Shionge said...

Hiya Nadine, so happy to be here again and thank you for your lovely comments at my blog and yr wonderful Xmas gift too :D

Can't wait to read yr book :)