[bksvol-discuss] Re: My novel

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

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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! ***
>
>
>


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