I’ve been getting this kind of reaction from friends and family over the past few weeks, and it’s perfectly understandable. After all, up until recently, I’d really only mentioned my years-long project to a handful of individuals. I think my wife actually discussed it with more people than I did, and I’m guessing that most of them hadn’t a clue that I even had an interest in writing.
Well, I do… and I did write a book. It took a lot of work and dedication, but I completed it this summer. I began submitting my manuscript to publishers shortly thereafter, and a few weeks later, I was delighted to hear back from one that was interested in getting my work to market. It’s a mystery novel entitled “From A Dead Sleep”, and I’m excited for people to read it.
It’s been a very fascinating process. Right now, I’m working with an editor on refining my book, while a graphic artist is working on ideas for the cover. The book should be available for pre-order around March, and should be released in June. It’s still hard for me to believe that my work will be sold in stores across the country, as well as online and in eBook format.
Over the next few months, I’ll be updating this blog and detailing my experiences in my new role as an author. I’ll also be describing some of the things that inspired me to write the book, as well as the challenges I faced in getting it done.
I hope you’ll check back in from time to time, and let me know if you have any questions or comments.