My book will be published the first of 2011!
I listened to writers tell how long they worked on their novels—three, four, maybe even five years—and thought to myself they must be doing something wrong. It takes that long to write a book? No way. That naïve belief was the first of many mistakes I made on my journey into the magic realm of writing. Happy to say, however, the voyage ended successfully. Soldiers from the Mist is the result of a 3-1/2 year long, often frustrating, but never boring adventure.
Soldiers from the Mist was conceived on my living room couch one lazy Sunday afternoon. (Bet that sounds familiar to a lot of you out there.) From that moment on, my life changed. Soldiers consumed and controlled my every waking and sleeping hours. The book became my world.
Sounds like pregnancy to me.
Like an expectant mother, I racked my brain for just the right name to call my bundle of joy: A Soldier’s Promise? Five Promises? Ghost Soldiers? I researched names, places, events, and family bloodline. All the while, my “baby” grew from a tiny seed into a literary fetus connected to my soul.
Soldiers from the Mist will come screaming into the world sometime in January if the doctor has the due date correct, either a Capricorn or an Aquarius. Earth or Water. Stable, ambitious, humorous, friendly, honest, loyal and original. A must read. More will be revealed. But for now: