Terrebonne Parish

Aug30

Terrebonne Parish: A Work In Progress

The book trailer debuting on our home page is a prelude to the book, Terrebonne Parish, which will one day be in the hands of readers. Terrebonne Parish is what triggered this Web page and all the things that follow. How Terrebonne Parish finds its way to readers is up to you. That is the journey. You are part of it.

For that reason, I purposely have not searched for an agent or pitched the book to any publishers. I am working with an editor, which I feel is an early necessity. By “working with an editor” I mean that we are still in the process of editing, so you’ll be able to be a part of that as well.

In the beginning, when I chose to share this adventure, I thought only fellow authors/writers would be interested; however, the prelaunch stage proved that was not necessarily true. Even those who do not write began to show interest. It seems that many people are curious about how a story gets from a writer’s mind onto the pages of a book. It also seems people like to root for the underdog; and as a yet-to-be published writer, I would certainly fall into that category.

So whether you are here to cheer me on, watch me fail or satisfy your writer’s curiosity about the setbacks and troubles a writer suffers along their journey to publication, I welcome each of you . . . and you’ve come to the right place — although I hope anyone who has come to watch me fail will be sorely disappointed.

I do not know how often I will post, but I will certainly post as often as the need arises. I will also post if anybody has a question; you can email questions and comments by clicking on the “Contact” page above. If you are a fellow writer and would like to read writing tips, get information on publishers who are accepting manuscripts (and in what genre), and other fun info only writers would appreciate, you can subscribe to my newsletter by entering your email on the homepage or to the right of this page, then clicking “Join.” The newsletter will also provide writers and readers alike with a heads up when a new post is available (including new songs and poetry).

From the deepest and sincerest part of my being, thank you for coming this far with me. To say we have a long way to go together is an understatement, but to say we are going “together” is accurate. I need you every step of the way. You are my advisors and counselors. When decisions need made, it is you who will help make them. You are so valuable to me; I can’t even tell you how much.

So, are you ready? Let’s begin.

 

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