For your listening pleasure this Monday night, I have Runnin' Down a Dream, by the late, great Tom Petty. (Usual copyrights apply; I own nothing!) I first heard this song as part of a Driving Mix that my sister Emily (who's the much bigger Petty fan) put together as a gift for when I passed Driver's Ed (nine circles of hell, that was :) ), and have kept the playlist close ever since, with this song first up. Both amping and relaxing, I've come to see it as one of the best metaphors for the treats and travails of writing, and life in general: so many times, I've felt like I'm "workin' on a mystery, goin' wherever it leads", and have never felt happier than when I've found the "something good waitin' down this road." :)
In other happy news, I'm glad to report that the first agent pitch for Discarded will be going out tomorrow, with more following later this week! While I hugely appreciate the pledges that have come in so far, and know all too well the perennial new writer's difficulty of being heard above the Internet and publishing cacaphony, I've realized that I can only push this novel so far on my own. No idea yet when replies (if any, positive or negative) will start coming in, but I won't stop sending Discarded out until it's found a voice!
Lastly, two of my other works (Dillinger in Charleston and For State & Country) will be available for FREE on Kindle from Wed (11/22) to Sun (11/29); Obsidian & Steel will follow the week after. The third work hasn't gotten quite the same love and notice as the first two; let's see if we can change that, and bring in more reviews of any kind!
Enjoy the tune, and spread the word, like always; I'll see you all again next week!
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