Dreams Really Do Come True
If you’re a reader of this blog, you’ll probably recognize the image above. It’s the cover of my audiobook of the first book of my fiction series, The Mex Books. We put it out a few years ago, and it’s done okay on Audible.
In the meantime, I’ve been through another couple of agents. The response is always the same. “The writing is terrific.” “We love Mex.” “We think her adventures are swell.” Then they start to sell the books to publishers who also affirm the writing and the characters, but get stuck at the marketing step of the equation.
Some of the comments have gone like this: “You cross genres.” “We don’t know where to put it.” “We can’t pigeonhole it.”
No, you can’t. That’s why I wrote them the way I did. Pigeonholes are not for the likes of me. I never have fit in boxes of any kind—least of all those dreamed up by authors before me. So I finally took my books away from my last agent, and began to pray seriously and consistently about my seven completed novels in The Mex Books series.
Amazingly, on Friday the 13th of this year, I had a meeting with a friend who’d read the first one and she made it clear that it was time for the books to go out into the world, and that she’d like to learn the epublishing stuff to make that happen.
We’ve been going gangbusters ever since and today I sent her the final MS of the first novel. Our goal is to get it up on Kindle for its first exclusive 90 days as soon as we can and then we’ll build a website www.themexbooks.com, and do all the other epub things required of us.
I AM SO EXCITED!
It’s never felt right to publish these myself until now. Once the Production Wizard signed on, so did a web designer and a public relations wizard so it’s a go. Mex is on her way.
I’ll keep you posted for her ETA, and if you feel the urge, send a prayer our way for grace and ease and mucho success.
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