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Ever wonder what it's like to be in that moment between struggling artist and published author? Read on and find out.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Exploring the Eerie Landscape of Pre-publishing

I guess they'll let anyone have a blog.

That's a given. Sign up for a g-mail account and you can create your own web-log. The real question is whether I have anything worthwhile to say. You will have to be the judge of that.

While considering what I could contribute that might be interesting, or even educational in some way, it occured to me that the topic I was best versed in was - Me. Not "Me" as in how wonderful I am, but "Me" as where I am in life. Specifically, what I'm going through as an author.

I had considered calling myself the Inbetweener for my blog, but that's already the name of a Marvel comic character. It seemed appropriate because I feel that I'm on the verge of going from artistic unknown to published author. Maybe that's a little presumptuous of me. I hope, rather, that it will be an interesting ride for anyone who's willing to come along with me. Some of you may currently be in a similar situation. Some of you may soon be in a similar situation. For a few of you it may be a nostalgic journey.

Am I really at the doorway to publication? You judge. I have an editor interested in my latest novel. I was just awarded First Place in the LDStorymakers11 First Chapter contest, in the speculative fiction category. And I have a few rejection letters encouraging me to continue submitting my first novel to agents that are better suited to the genre. I feel that I could be published soon. Even if I'm not the sort of preparations I am making should resonate with many of you who are.

I hope this will not be a trip I make alone. Make comments. Give me suggestions. Participate in the inbetween experience of authorship.

Randy Lindsay - Author In Training


  1. I just self publish. There's not a big market for what I write about.

    Take care and good luck,

  2. How fun! Is this your first post? I am assuming it is because of the date but I think Mike is confused...LOL! Either that or I am which is entirely possible due to lack of sleep and not enough coffee. If this is part of my blog post you might want to mention it :) And now the dreaded Capcha (however it is spelled) Robot control...LOL!