There is a profound affinity between the writer and the carpenter. Each creates something with their hands and fingers. The something for a writer is a novel. On the same scale, the something for a carpenter is a house. Each something requires patience, planning, a choice of materials, a selection of methods, style, appearance. It […]
I begin writing my first literary novel, Wild Blue Yonder. It undergoes seven revisions over four years. By this time self-publishing is catching fire, and I decide to forego the usual agent route and try out the new publishing technology. It comes out in 2011 and sells like crazy on Amazon.