I hope this summer treated you well! Apologies for the absence but I’ve been busy working on the next novel. My self-imposed March deadline was very ambitious. However, I completed my first ROUGH draft a short time ago.
It was BRUTAL. I must have rewritten this draft 20 times before settling on a good starting point. At times, the writing felt like I was running an endless marathon. At least with a marathon, one knows the mileage markers and the distance left to complete the race.
Good news update: “Mercy’s First Semester” has been selected as a 2018 B.R.A.G. Medallion honoree! B.R.A.G. Medallion recognizes the best independent and self-published novels. The organization has over 200 anonymous readers (none with a vested interest) across 10 countries. The readers judge a book’s merits based on a comprehensive criteria list. Good independent books are rarely reviewed by The New York Times. I am humbled.
Sorry for the brevity of this post but I have more writing to do.
Finally, if you have read “Mercy’s First Semester” and not posted a review on Amazon yet, please do so at your earliest convenience. Those reviews help tremendously.
I will keep you posted on future engagements.