That would be terrific. I have two major questions: first, how do you maintain the discipline to drive a work to completion without starting five or six more on the way? Second, a description about dealing with publishers who get huge piles of submissions daily and finding your way to the top of their stack. Making software is a bit like the first question as one can work for an eternity and never think it's quite right but the latter, more practical question, is really hard. Thanks, cdh -----Original Message----- From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jackie McBride Sent: Monday, June 23, 2008 4:50 PM To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: My novel Nan, u did miss a lot of congrats & stuff. Might u b willin 2 do a presentation to the Friends of Bookshare Explorations in Creative writing group about the process of writing a novel, getting it published, etc.? Just thought I'd ask. I think we'd all benefit a lot from it. U can contact me at abletec@xxxxxxxxx if you're interested & we can discuss it further. Thanks for donating your book. On 6/23/08, Nan Hawthorne <hathorn@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > When I told everyone before that my novel had gone to the publisher, I > had managed to take myself off the routing for this list.. so if anyone > said congrats on the list, thanks, and if anyone asked any questions, > send them again! > > I will be donating an e-text version of the book to Bookshare as soon > as I am sure it is in the absolute final form.. it is right now as far > as I am concerned, but I assume Bookshare would like the publisher's > formatted version. > > I am really pleased with the book, if I may say so myself. It is a > historical novel but to me a lot more. The characters and basic plot a > friend and I develop as teens in the 1960s and the characters have > always been dear friends to me.. well, except the villains. So this is > a "heart's work" to me. > > Here is the skinny: > > Title: An Involuntary King > Author: Nan Hawthorne > > It is the story of the younger son of a Saxon king who finds himself > thrust onto the throne by the death of his father and older brother. > He must prove himself not only to the governing council of the kingdom > (an entirely fictional one) but also to himself. His own military > genius, wise rule and the support of his new bride help him against > many monumental setbacks and treachery. He must fight two wars and one > usurper, while his wife, aught behind enemy lines, fights in the > resistance. All the while she is relentlessly pursued by a darkly > sensual mercenary who wants the king dead. There is love, adventure, > grief, and humor along the way. > > I hope you will enjoy it.. I am very proud that the first people to read > the novel will be my friends here at Bookshare. > > Cordially, > > Nan Hawthorne > Author of "An Involuntary King: A Tale of Anglo Saxon England" > Due out late summer 08 > http://crislicland.blogspot.com > > /His father dead at a usurper's hands, the new young king must prove > himself despite his own self-doubt. He struggles against monumental > setbacks and treachery, while his beautiful queen, the love of his > life, is relentlessly pursued by a darkly sensual mercenary. / > > *** Visit http://www.medieval-novels.com - we're building the most > comprehensive list of novels set between 500 and 1600 AD/CE! Find books, > suggest books, list your own books! *** > > > -- Change the world--1 deed at a time Jackie McBride Check out my homepage at: www.abletec.serverheaven.net & please join my fight against breast cancer <http://teamacs.acsevents.org/site/TR?px=1790196&pg=personal&fr_id=3489> To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line. __________ NOD32 3190 (20080616) Information __________ This message was checked by NOD32 antivirus system. http://www.eset.com To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.