The Battle Plan for the New Year

Alright, troops, I say to myself, We haven’t lost this yet.

As I announced in my blog post yesterday, I just terminated my contract with my literary agency and canceled the publication of The Crystalline Princess. It’s been a long, hard ride. My friends tell me I should take a break, relax a little, and get my barrings.

Wrong answer.

As the whatsits and whosits say, it’s not whether or not you get knocked down, it’s how quick you get back up…and buster, I’m already on my feet again. The way I see it, I told you all that I was going to put a book out, and by golly, I’m going to do it. Having been working with my agency for the past few months, I definitely learned a lot which I think gives me the resources I need to do this on my own. It will be much harder, and I’m planning on pushing the release date back until March, but I’m going to independently publish The Young House. I think I’m going to contact an old editor and see if she wants a piece of the action and has the time to give me a little boost, but other than that, I’m pretty much going to fly solo and see where I can get myself with a novelette that’s just been sitting on my shelf for the past three and a half years. What have I got to lose?

When life hits, you have to hit back. I’ve always known this, but now’s the moment where I get to prove I’ve really understood it. It’s a new year…it may very well end with a whimper, but it sure as hell is going to start with a bang.

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