December 28, 2017

A first post

Whenever I start a new notebook, I always skip the first page. I don't know if it's superstition or just plain fear, but that blank page always feels like such a commitment. Like whatever I need to write there is supposed to be perfect.

So in an effort to forge ahead, I just skip over it and do whatever I want on the next page without any hesitation! Out of sight, out of mind.

Unfortunately, I can't really avoid that "first page" syndrome here. Pros and cons of the digital world, I guess. But at least I have some concrete things to say here: specifically, my gratitude for the friends that have helped me as I embark on this self-publishing journey.

Thank you Wil Hall for creating this website that is simple enough for even me to use! And thank you to the fabulous E. Julien Coyne for the avatar. You'll be seeing more of her work on this site soon, in the form of the cover of my soon-to-be self-published novel, Long Steady Distance. I'll also post a few excerpts here, so that people can see if they're interested in reading it or not!

I'll close out with a photo from the holidays: typing in revisions while waiting for my flight in the Boston airport. (Indie author suggestion: everywhere is your office, and arriving too early just means more time to work on your stuff!)


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