Writing isn’t an occupation, it truly is a lifestyle. It takes precedence over any other priority simply because you cannot help it. A few months ago, I had to ask myself to unplug from the demands of platform building and return to the fantastic world that I am building. I was able to get a copy of my novel into the office of a major film producer for review. Though the genre was a mismatch, I was provided with invaluable insight into what an insanely successful motion picture company looks for when selecting books for film adaptation. Excited and armed with this information, I realized it was time to pull the plug on the self-published journey. I needed to return to the manuscript and prepare it for a far bigger journey than I could have ever imagined. Screws got tightened, ideas were expanded, and the overall plot was enhanced. Carefully selected beta readers are doing their last look throughs and I am now preparing the updated material for agents. It is time to hand it over to people more experienced in the publication industry. I never thought in a million years that so much interest would be generated about my little story and I cannot be more grateful. Please follow along with me as this adventure grows!
I want to depart with something I’ve learned through experience. You cannot be afraid to look like a fool if you want to succeed. Your best teacher is your last mistake. Be fearless. Be free. Create the world you want to live in.
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