One author’s novel approach to publishing

My latest literary achievement has proved quite rewarding, considering the time involved, the hours of research, a few hissy fits of frustration, possibly 50 cups of black coffee and then it came together rather admirably.

My latest literary achievement has proved quite rewarding, considering the time involved, the hours of research, a few hissy fits of frustration, possibly 50 cups of black coffee and then it came together rather admirably.

First you select a publisher that fits your type of book (research publishers) then badger them weekly with “what’s next, please?” and accept questions in their chain of progress. Be sure you identify their vocabulary so your replies do not come across as though they are dealing with an illiterate. For those without computer knowledge, one’s mind is forced into overtime trying to relate to words perviously unheard of.

So you have thought out a subject you think would interest readers and decide to write a book. I have found it is not a good idea to try to assemble chapters from notes and it is difficult to schedule oneself; it does not bode well to think under pressure or have a time limit. Keep at it daily‚ allow at least one hour a day set aside, but at your own convenience. Once you “get at it,” you will often find several hours have elapsed, which is encouraging.

There are many steps involved. Once you have it completed it, submit it to whomever and they, in turn, will walk you through the type of font, unnumbered pages and errors corrected; this many take three or more tries. It can be discouraging if you allow it, so have faith in yourself and know you have a worthwhile idea here. Next comes marketing and distribution, prepare to work at it.

My new book is in good taste and suitable for all ages to enjoy. Based on facts, the times, places and dates are all correct. The characters originated up there between my ears and a great story resulted. This latest work covers a time period from the covered wagon to modern oil fields‚ historical fiction of one family and friends.

One just needs to stick with a plan and carry it through. Granted, you forfeit hours to achieve this but the results are so worth it. At 85 years, it has been a challenge and another book is already in progress. Hopefully I’ll live long enough to survive the effort and see another success before year’s end.

June Hall is a retired teacher of English, psychology, graphology and kenetics. Her travels through each of the 50 states and 26 countries taught her different languages, six of which she speaks. After retirement she worked 10 years for Arizona State Parks and she incorporates that knowlege in her books and poetry. She now lives in Enumclaw, where she enjoys time with friends, an assortment of borrowed children and her many flower beds and continues to write.

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Hall’s book “Where The Wind Blows,” published through supported self-publisher

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