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Wow! Time flies.  It's hard to believe we're already in the throws of July's ISWG.  If you'd like to learn more about this wonderful group, click here: Alex's Blog.  

I'm posting a bit late today.  Sometimes life gets in the way.  To begin with, in regard to writing, there isn't much I'm not insecure about this month.  I'm still waiting to hear back from the publishing houses where I submitted my MS.  One of the senior editors was kind enough to let me know she was looking forward to reading it, but that was two and a half weeks ago, and still no word.  I know, I know, no news is good news, or so it's been said.  Yet, it doesn't make the waiting any easier. 

I keep asking myself- Should I interpret the publisher's silence to mean that the book I toiled over for four and a half years isn't good enough?  I realize I have no control over the outcome, but that doesn't quiet the voices in my head. 

 I've cleaned my refrigerator, lined all my kitchen cabinets, organized bedrooms, etc.  I also finished the synopsis for the sequel to my novel and have begun outlining the next one.  This helps some, but...
Anyway, please keep your fingers crossed that I get some closure soon. Until next time my friends in the bloggersphere. Happy writing. 

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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 It allows unpublished authors to post their work for thirty days.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. 

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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.
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