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First Novel to be Published with Musa Publishing

Book with Heart

Musa Publishing has accepted my manuscript. I signed the contract on Friday.

It looks like the novel will be released sometime in October of this year.

I will provide more details as they become available.

I am very happy and I want to thank everyone who has provided me support and encouragement over the years—especially my fellow authors. The people I have met through WordPress, Facebook, and Twitter have been wonderful. I am really glad that I discovered the #amwriting group; reading the posts there about both the tribulations and successes of other authors is inspirational. (And I constantly marvel at the word counts everyone strives for each day!)

In an earlier posting this month ( http://chrispavesic.com/2014/05/09/on-writing-writing-inspiration-from-other-authors/ ) I shared some advice from fellow writer Jim Butcher: “*NO ONE* can take your dream away.” I truly believe this and I hope that the readers of my blog do as well.

Perseverance is the key word of the day. Keep at it, keep writing, and do not give up.

Cheers!

Chris

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On Writing: Writing Inspiration from Other Authors

Magic and Book

Over the years I have collected quite a bookmark list of web sites by successful authors. I enjoy reading (and re-reading) them, and many times I will put their advice into practice.

Jim Butcher, author of The Dresden Files, gives this writing advice in “The Most Important Thing an Aspiring Author Needs to Know:”

Writing is a LOT of work. Breaking into the industry is a torment worthy of the fifth or sixth circle of Hell. Face that. Expect it. Deal with it. It’s going to be difficult . . .

In fact, the vast majority of aspiring authors (somewhere over 99 percent) self-terminate their dream. They quit. Think about this for a minute, because it’s important: THEY KILL THEIR OWN DREAM.

But here’s the secret: YOU ARE THE ONLY ONE IN THE WORLD WHO CAN KILL YOUR DREAM. *NO ONE* can make you quit. *NO ONE* can take your dream away.

No one but you.

Jim Butcher provides a great deal of advice on writing in general, plotting novels, creating characters, and so forth. You can find more of his blog at the following:

http://jimbutcher.livejournal.com/4217.html

(Disclaimer: I do not have any association with Jim Butcher or The Dresden Files).

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