This is supposed to be a recipe post, but it says something about the strength of the bonds formed via blogging that I've decided instead to share some news here, first, instead.
I just heard from Covenant Books . . . .
And they are NOT going to further consider my book.
The first time this happened, a couple of years ago, I wasn't really surprised. I thought my first finished novel had its strengths, but not very publishable, as there is just too much stuff in that genre. This one, however, was the right idea at the right time. I have a feeling that if this book doesn't go anywhere , then I probably don't have one in me that will ever go anywhere.
Let's just say it is a perfect finish to the mood I've had hanging around off and on for the last couple of weeks. Still, tomorrow is another day, and the writing compulsion will come again and tap at the corners of my brain until I have to answer. And, as I've told Plantboy many times, I'm not writing for money or fame or even influence. . . .I write for me. The stories and thoughts build up until I'm sure I'll begin talking to myself if I don't get them out.