Tag: Publishing

NaNoWriMo Victory: I Published a Book!

 

There has been a lot of sadness and negativity in our world so far this year, but I want to share something good with you all: during the stay-at-home months of March and April, I was able to accomplish a goal that I have had for as long as I can remember. All gratitude and praise to Jesus, I have published my first book!

Even before I could read, myself, I was “writing” books. My mom would fold and staple paper into a “book” for me, and then I would draw the pictures and “read” my book aloud. Once I learned how to actually read and write, I didn’t slow down. In fact, my main issue has always been actually finishing something before I move onto another idea. Being a published author is what I have always wanted to do with my life, but I lacked discipline growing up, and then college and working distracted me from my goal.

Sarah Solomon, author of Guac is Extra But So Am I: The Reluctant Adult’s Handbook, stops by to talk why life gets better as you get older, getting to the point where you get over your jealousy of other women, struggling with depression and anxiety in the age of social media, and how parenting seems like the hardest job in the world. She tells the story of being evicted from her apartment, losing her job, and getting her book deal all within a two week period. She and Bridget dissect why they both hate being in relationships, how a bagel broke up Bridget’s latest relationship, why men in their 20s need to get “slapped in the face by the dick of life a little bit,” and how a picture with Chris Christie got Sarah a lot of concerned texts from her male friends.

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I ask because right now, my wife and I are trying to sell our book. But aside from that, I think still it’s an interesting question. Right now, I’m on an Earl Stanley Gardner kick. When I see Perry Mason in a used book store, I try to recall whether The Case of the Drowning […]

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I have been regrettably absent from Ricochet for much of the past year, save for a post or two. While I still stay abreast of the happenings back home, it’s been a nice sabbatical having removed myself from the current political discussions. Since Spring of 2016, I have been living and working in northern Iraq; initially […]

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A couple of years ago my wife self-published a book. It did well enough that we decided to pay to have it professionally published in a second, expanded edition. We’re gearing up for a re-launch and before I start dropping $5000 checks for media-packages and publicists I was wondering if you could help a guy […]

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It should come as no surprise to my readers – or those that have blocked me in their minds – that I am a happy misanthrope. People are terrible – selfish, idiotic and panicky with a dubious grasp of reality and an almost singleminded devotion to pursuing the exact wrong way to do something. Mostly […]

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It may sound silly coming from someone who, by and large, writes for a living, but I am at a loss as to where to start when it comes to learning to write fiction. Even better, learning to write fiction people will pay to read. Maybe not a total loss. I know the first (and […]

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Read the story of Nick Cole. He’s a sci-fi author who has a contract–well, he had a contract–to write a novel for Harper Collins. His editor summarily removed his book from the production schedule because of a single plot point showed abortion in a negative light. This is apparently the way things work in the […]

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My wife and I have started an anthology of science fiction, fantasy, and horror short stories entitled Mysterion: Rediscovering the Mysteries of the Christian Faith. We are currently open to submissions and accepting stories. Since we are science fiction and fantasy authors ourselves, we’re familiar with the usual places to let speculative fiction writers know about markets–ralan.com, Duotrope, […]

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Many Ricochetti are interested in writing a book – and getting it published. I plan to explain the basics of getting a book you have written published. My audience are those writers never previously published. C. J. Box does not need my advice.  Nor do Claire Berlinski, John J. Miller, anonymous, and other already-published Ricochetti. This […]

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