A fellow can do an awful lot in thirty days.
He can write a novel. Learn to climb mountains. Learn to yodel. Learn how to fall.
I am swinging in the breeze awaiting the final judgement from the Gods of Kindle Scout. I have already sacrificed a small suckling bologna and the seventeen young matchsticks that it took to light the barbecue to sacrifice it with. I have spoken to the crows and I have cast a prayer into the earless wind.
Now comes the waiting.
It usually takes Kindle Scout anywhere from two days to a week or so to make their decision, from what I have seen so far. That isn’t a whole lot of time to wait and really, what else am I doing with my time?
I am looking forward to getting back to my writing.
No matter how hard I tried over the last thirty days, the campaigning definitely took its toll on my writing as a whole.
So what would I do with the advance money if I get lucky enough to win it?
Well, not much, really. Pay down some debt and a couple of bills. The one treat I have promised myself is a Kindle e-reader. As a nominator I have accumulated quite a few Kindle Scout books over the last few months and I would like to get to reading some of them.
What will I do if I do NOT get accepted by Kindle Scout?
I’ll publish it myself and soldier on.
That is what an indie-writer does at the end of the day.
And we write some more.
I am thinking about signing up for April’s CAMP NANOWRIMO!
In the meantime I am looking at a YA novel that I have been tinkering with for a while. I’m also starting to map out a plan for the next book in the Kelpie series. I also have a few public appearances coming out in the next two or three months.
Mostly, I intend to keep the faith.
Never stop believing.
Thanks to everyone who believed enough in KELPIE DREAMS to go and nominate it. I appreciate all of the good faith that you have sent me. God bless you all.
Yours in Storytelling,