Stuck in the Middle
So, thanks to Alex Cavanaugh and his awesome co-hosts!!
Last weekend, I went to a local author event. It was a fun gathering of local writers hosted by the library. They treated us all to lunch and we got to mingle with each other and exchange ideas.
Jo Goodman and Anna Egan Smucker were there. Both of these talented ladies are well established in their genres. Jo is a successful romance writer and Anna is an award-winning children's author.
Of course, being the insecure writer that I am- I was bummed that I wasn't them.
Yes, I was doing the envy thing that I always tell people they should never do.
I mentioned to Jo that I wanted to be her. She laughed and told me she started in 1979 and got her first book published in 1984. I still had time.
Then later, I stayed for Anna's writing course. She told us how her last book went through twenty-three rounds of edits to get it ready for publication. And she's working hard to get her next book released in 2017.
So, here's the thing:
I want to succeed yesterday, but the truth is good books and successful careers don't happen overnight. I can't judge myself by where other people are without reminding myself how much work there is between where they are now and where they began.
Now, how about a good book bargain?
M. Pax's book is on sale this week for .99!
War is coming. A horde of merciless aliens poise just beyond the Edge. In a matter of weeks they will devour the worlds.
Racing ahead of the apocalypse, Craze returns to the Backworlds to warn them and plan a defense. Only he can’t go home. Banned from Pardeep Station, he must wage a more urgent battle. His moon is under siege, and his friends are dying.
Bad things come in threes, and the galaxy is no exception. An old enemy returns, attacking moons and defenseless globes, leaving a wake of destruction. Worse than that, they threaten to join forces with the alien horde.
Defeat seems inevitable. Craze may not be able to stop it. Yet home is worth the fight.
In the far future, humanity settles the stars, bioengineering its descendants to survive in a harsh universe. This is the fifth book in the science fiction series, The Backworlds. A space opera adventure.