Well, I’ve done it…

I entered The Lokana Chronicles in the Dundee International Book Prize last night.  Hitting ‘send’ on that email was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done, but I did it in the end and now all I have to do is sit back and wait.  And not hold my breath.

Thus begins my (presumably) soul-sucking journey toward publication because, let’s face it, I’m not sure I really want to go to all the effort it will take to do the self-publishing thing.  I know several people who have done it and are doing so successfully, but I’m not sure that I’m cut out for it.  I’d love to sell my book to a Big 6 publisher, but I’m not holding my breath on it.  I hope I’m prepared for all the rejections I know will come, but I’m also hoping that the stars will miraculously align in my favor and my journey will be a relatively quick and painless one.

No, I’m not on drugs.  Unless sleep deprivation counts as a drug and if that’s the case, then I’ve been stoned out of my gourd for the last two years.  But I’m pretty sure that’s not the case, no matter how much it feels like it is some days.

In other news, after much time spent beating my head against a cyber-wall while trying to format with a nasty cold, my poetry anthology is coming along quite nicely.  Now I just need to get the proof copy ordered and make sure it looks okay.  Here’s hoping!

Also?  Tax season – and Monday – totally kicked my butt today.  Way to go, Monday.

And now, I think it’s time for bed.  Assuming, that is, that I can sleep.  I’ve been having trouble with that lately.  Maybe I’ll just stay up a little while longer and look up people to query…

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6 thoughts on “Well, I’ve done it…

  1. gretchensteen says:

    Good Luck on the submission. I know its a great story, what do the agents and critics know…stuffed shirts that they are.
    Now that its sent, try to catch up on your rest, no sleep could be the reason you’re catching ‘everything that blows passed you’?
    Everything will work out…as it was meant to be, remember that 🙂

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    • Kay Lynn says:

      Thanks, Gretchen! I actually managed to go to sleep before 8:30 p.m. last night – I’m feeling much more rested today. 🙂 I think the reason I catch everything, though, is that my immune system just sucks. I’m glad you liked the story and I hope you’re right about everything working out!

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  2. cristycarringtonlewis says:

    Good luck! If that’s the one that Stephen Fry is judging (along with others), then I’m planning to enter my novel as well. So nice to meet other wonderful writers in the blogosphere – and thanks so much for all the blog love you’ve been giving me and your thoughtful comments! Now, I’m following you…

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    • Kay Lynn says:

      That’s the one! I didn’t realize he was one of the judges, though – the last time I looked, they hadn’t posted any info on who was judging the contest this year yet. Good luck to you, too!

      thanks so much for all the blog love you’ve been giving me
      You’re welcome! You’ve had me chuckling more than once; I really enjoy reading your posts.

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