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Hello All,
It's time for another Insecure Writer's Group Post hosted by the illustrious Alex J. Cavanaugh.
 A lot has happened since I last blogged. As many of you may know, during a  pitch conference I attended in March, editors from two publishing houses requested my manuscript for review.

 Needless to say, I've been writing my fingers to the bone ever since.  I finally whittled the book down from 127,000  to 95,000 words. Killing my darlings was tough, but now that they're gone, my novel reads better for it.  I finally submitted it on Saturday and am now playing the waiting game.

Although an offer from a publisher would be a dream come true, I also understand that I'm just a drop in a sea of writers.  It's a long shot at best. Yet, I'm not going to let this fact get me down.  Instead,  I've decided to work on the synopsis for the sequel to my story, while I'm waiting for a response from the publishers.  Writing helps me transfer all the negative/worries into something positive.

This got me to wondering how many of you deal with the waiting game?  Do you bite your nails, continually check emails, or do you distract yourself? Essentially how do you deal??? I'd be interested to know.  Until next time, happy writing, my friends.    
 

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I've posted my novel PAWN OF THE GODS on Kindle Scout, a publishing program ran by Amazon. It allows unpublished authors to post their work for thirty days. During that time, readers log on, read the excerpt (or not) and if they like what they see, they nominate the author for publication. At the end of the campaign, the nominations are tallied and the board votes on which books to publish. 

PAWN OF THE GODS has been up for a little over a week.  It was on the Hot and Trending list for nineteen hours, and more than one thousand seven-hundred visitors have viewed my excerpt.  All good stuff right? If that's true, why the hell am I so insecure? I suppose it's because I'm putting myself out there. It's tough to do, especially with such stiff competition. 

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Hello all,
I just wanted to announce the launch of my debut novel PAWN OF THE GODS. It's published for free on Amazon Kindle until May 22.  After that, it will go on sale for $3.99. PAWN OF THE GODS




Book Summary
According to Mayan prophecy the gods of the underworld will declare war on man. Their undoing however, lies hidden deep in the Yucatan in 1572, when a winged entrusted a celestial weapon to a Spanish Conquistador for safe keeping.
Five hundred years later, the winged god reveals himself to Soledad Mendoza, detailing how she is tied to the conquistador, and the impending war. But the young English professor is unsure of herself. Out of shape and a lonely widow at thirty, her predilection for scotch makes her more suited to join a twelve-step program, than become a hero.
Unfortunately, Soledad is forced into action when she learns her family friend, Senator Earl Edmondson has ties to the conquistador and the weapon, ties that could either harm or help her.
A pawn caught in a dan…