Monday, August 30, 2010

In The Mail

Cover letter, one-page synopsis, manuscript, SASE and SASP in the mail--two of them to two different publishers. One was sent Friday, the other today. Until I hear something, on to my next writing project -- either Armitage or the development of the G.O.A.L.S./Jennie Graves series -- details to follow on "Books by Robyn Echols" at

Just as a weird little aside -- one of the reasons I like to watch "Ice Road Truckers" with my husband sometimes is occasionally they slip in a shot of an aurora flashing across the darkened sky.....

Thursday, August 19, 2010

And the Final-Final Is.....

81,300 words. 278 double-spaced 12 pt. typewritten pages.

I am finished -- again -- after how many rewrites? But, yes, I am happy with this one. I am writing up my submissions forms and preparing my letters for submitting to L.D.S. publishers.

Yup! You read it right.

I had not considered this avenue very seriously before. I was not interested in promoting this book to an exclusive L.D.S. audience even though I consider my work very appropriate for this group. After looking into their websites and seeing book reviews of what they are publishing, I liked what I saw. I started digging deeper into publishing guidelines.

I am still hoping for mass-market exposure and sales. It appears that several L.D.S. publishers will fit that bill if they take on my novel.

With no agent, it means I will not receive an advance. Most of these publishers are "pay as you go," meaning I need to wait until the sales come in to receive any royalties. I can live with that.

Here goes!