Writing Every Day

This is something I just wrote in an email to a friend.

Some writers dream about it…while others do it.

What is meant by this statement is that a lot of people dream about writing, think about writing and plan what they are going to write, but they never actually write. And they never finish a manuscript when they start one.

Other people just write. They write everyday. It doesn’t matter if it’s 500 words or 10,000, they write. By doing the work, they will achieve a result.

Which category do you fall into? Are you a dreamer, or a doer?

2004 Anthology Update

As you know I’ve been trying to find a publisher for the 10 successful anthology stories from 2004. As a group, we’ve received a few dozen rejections but these were from query letters only.

However, just after the Easter long weekend I had an American publisher ask me to send the stories to him. The publisher is called Images SI, Inc and they print traditional books and organise audio books. The rate of pay is low but at least we will be paid (if we are successful) and for many of us it will be our first payment, which will take us from the unpublished side of the fence to the published. 🙂

The submission left on Friday. It was extremely expensive. I think the woman at the post office thought I was going to go into cardiac arrest when she said the cost, but I quickly recovered and now the parcel is on it’s way.

I really do hope and pray that this is going to be the first step to publication for us, but I also hope and pray that everything will be above board too. You know…payment of royalties, proper advertising, and continuing success for all the authors involved.

I’ll let you know what happens.