These are words that carry the promise of breathless excitement, great conflict, strong characters, and unique settings. When I was a child, I used them to start all my stories, and since this blog is a story of sorts, it is how we will begin. But instead of some long-ago time, this is happening now, in real time. There will be events unveiling as we go along. Decisions will be made that will have the power to change the outcome. I expect it will be a good read. So sit down and grab your favorite munchies.
Seshat, the Ancient Egyptian goddess of wisdom, knowledge, and writing, has been pushing me power me these past months. I’m now finishing my first book in this genre. What is it about, you ask? I answer: Never fear, my lovelies, all will be revealed in good time.
Once the BTWNBN¹ is done, I will summon another great power, the august Jane, to help me on the next step on the road. Over the following days, months, or (OMG I hope not) years, I’ll be sending out queries, synopses, partials, and fulls, in the dance to find the Perfect Publisher. It’s kind of like a love story, isn’t it? And I’m so hoping for an HEA.²
So Jane, do your stuff. Please help find a Pemberton Publishing Co. Wait! I’m out of sequence. First I need an agent. Someone who will represent my best interests and give me good counsel while looking for that perfect mate . . . er, I mean publisher. Someone who will find me the richest match, who also appreciates all my best qualities. Someone more like Mrs. Bennett than dear Emma, but someone who wouldn’t think of suggesting a Mr. Collins. Someone who loves my story and characters as much as I do, and who sees their potential in the world of publishing–perhaps even better than I do.
So, my lovelies, you say you want to know why this is my sometimes zany world? Well, you’re just going to have to check back to find out. I’ll have more to share in about a week.
1. Book That Will Not Be Named
2. Happy Ever After