The Long Way to Publication — Joni M. Fisher

Today’s contri­bu­tion comes from Joni M. Fisher’s blog Writing with purpose and passion. I have had simil­ar feelings whenev­er I have heard people say I am writing a book, especially since the time I worked for a book and magazine distrib­ut­or, that said, writers should not give up on their goal, but they need to be informed about what it takes to get their book published. There are many challenges to be faced. I am in the process of re-learning this as I try to get a publish­er for the novel I completed last year.

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Whenever someone tells me they want to write a book, I cringe for them. Sure, writing can be satis­fy­ing in itself because it is a form of expres­sion, an art form. I cringe because the unspoken assump­tion is that complet­ing a book means it is ready for public­a­tion and that chasm between writing and publish­ing can be like travers­ing the Grand Canyon on crutches. This is the story behind the story of South of Justice which comes out May 15th.

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How many writers have held up their first draft like Mufasa in the The Lion King held up his son Simba for all the world to admire? Remember that Simba was not ready to face the world alone or assume his true place in the world until YEARS later. It is like that with first draft manuscript. Oh, if I knew then what I know now….

Source: The Long Way to Publication — Joni M. Fisher

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