Cannon Fodder is Coming … Eventually
Hello, everybody, and happy new year!
It’s 2012. I’ve mentioned earlier that I was expecting Cannon Fodder, the book I’m working on right now, to come out in 2012. I’m writing this post to explain that it might take longer than that, but I have a very good reason: I’m going to try to sell this one.
For the past … oh … many years, I’ve been sort of learning to write and sharing it with people. If that short story about the mushroom alien was in sixth grade, that was 1999, so about thirteen years. I’ve learned a lot from the experience, and I think it’s time to give it a shot.
That sort of thing takes a lot of time, no matter whether I try for traditional publishing or go Amanda Hocking style. I’m going to run Cannon Fodder through critique group and get the thing seriously ironed out. Then I’m going to go through the process of pitch to an agent, pitch to another agent, agent pitches to an editor, editor asks me to make revisions, editor go talks to a typesetter, which can take a couple of years.
But never fear! There will still be regular updates on this blog, and I’ll let you know how it’s going. Until then, I hope you all have a great year 2012.