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Thank you so much for taking the time to visit. Hope you enjoy your stay. I blog here whenever I feel the need. This blog was created at the time my memoir came out, in February, 2009. Its motto was: creating a life of inner peace and self-acceptance from the depths of despair. Now, my focus is sharing this journey we call life.

“Only one thing is more frightening than speaking your truth, and that is not speaking it.” Naomi Wolf

“We are called human beings, not human doings.” Wes Nisker, Buddhist teacher

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs…(And) if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.” Theodore Roosevelt

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Telling the Truth Tuesday: Finding a small publisher

Well, the revisions are done and I heard back from the one small publisher I sent the manuscript to and it wasn't a good fit. So now I'm researching other ones and preparing cover letter, synopsis and sample chapters. I hate this part of being a writer, but I know that if I want my book out there after all this hard work writing it, this is what I must do. I also know that if I can't find acceptance with a small publishing company, I will definitely self-publish. Wish me luck, pretty please.
Blessings,
Karen

16 comments:

Sheila Siler said...

Good luck!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Good luck and keep after it!

L.G. Smith said...

Good luck! I'm in the query trenches alongside you and not enjoying it one bit. :)

Karen Walker said...

Thanks Sheila and Alex.

Karen Walker said...

L.G. Nice to have someone to commiserate with.

Suze said...

LUCK! Go to it, girl.

Robin said...

I wish you the best of luck!

Suzanne Furness said...

Good luck, go for it.

Carol Kilgore said...

Sending you bushels of good luck wishes!

Karen Walker said...

Aww, thanks you guys!

Jennifer Chandler said...

Sending good vibes your way! And I love your attitude! If you can't find a publisher, self publish! That's something I've come to terms with in my own writing and I believe it's very wise. Best of luck to you!

Oh! And thank you so much for your kind comment on my blog today. It meant so much! Thank you for reading :)

~Jen

LD Masterson said...

Stay with it. There's a small publisher out there waiting for your story.

Crystal Collier said...

I don't know what you're writing, but I do know BookFish Books is open to submissions. (They pub YA.) I'm wishing you epic success in finding the right publisher. That can be so hard!

Unleashing the Dreamworld

Manzanita said...

I see authors as I see gamblers. The next one will be the big hit. Good luck.

Susanne Drazic said...

Karen, good Luck!

Arlee Bird said...

I can understand the hassle and tension for you, but this is exciting for many of us to follow. You are blazing a trail for some of us who haven't taken the steps you have and are setting an example and providing a learning experience for us. I'm anxiously following your progress and cheering you on.

Lee
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