Well Isn’t delusion a wonderful gift? Sadly I got sucked off of cloud 9 (yes that was me in the story above) and landed in a torturous reality called the Internet. I am new to this, my gift is writing and that’s the extent of it. I have no idea how to get a book published, so I turned to the good old world wide web.
I am quickly realising that there is such a thing as having to much information at your disposal. A simple Google search “How do I get a book published?” resulted in thousands of results. I saw words like ebook (what the hell is that?) is it some kind of drug for book nerds? I saw self publishing, I assume that’s when you go to the local stationary shop and ask them to photo copy 10 lots of your manuscript. I saw self promotion, I know about 8 people and that includes my mother (looks like I went overboard at the stationary shop).
I now have Facebook, twitter, Google + and this blog. Sadly I don’t know how to use any of them. Trying to work out this foreign land i have come crashing into is taking more time and effort than the actual book I intended to write. I have 30 pages so far and acknowledge it may never get published or ebooked or what ever the goal is these days. I like to break rules so I would hardly say im a publishers dream. I used to teach high school students how to write and the golden rule was to NEVER, EVER, under ANY circumstance, start a story with “Once upon a time” I wonder how many of them would be surprised to read the very first line of my new manuscript is , yep you guessed it. Once upon a time…..
This blog is my way of bringing you along for the ride with me. I can’t always promise we will be travelling on that silver lined cloud and things will inevitably get a little bumpy. I cant even promise it will be fun but I’m too scared to go it alone so please hold my hand and protect me as I travel from totally naive dreamer to best selling author (I hope)