Post #50

If you have read each and every post on this blog, I commend you for plowing through.

Today I would like to talk about the wonders of publication.

Really, nothing is more satisfying to me than to talk to people who have read my book (some of whom have way more enthusiasm about it than I do). But it's not reviewers on Amazon (who are adults) that I take joy in talking to. It's the people my book is targeted at, the elementary, middle, and high school students who have gotten joy and delight from my novel.

But as I go once again into the publishing process, I remember what it was like last year. If you've gone the twisty, brambly, pothole-filled road of publishing before you know it's a tiresome process. As I begin to do that for Terminal Velocity, the one thing that has kept me excited is that people will read the second book and have tons of questions. I can't wait to talk to them.

If you're on that same treacherous path, then look forward more than anything to talking to the audience. That is the time you will have the most fun with, and it only comes with the process of publication.

This also goes out to those who don't wish to ever publish--you're missing out on the audience's reaction. It's a great part of writing, and it also can influence future books.

That's all I wanted to say today. Pick up a piece of cake for the 50th Post. Or just go to Walmart and buy a cake all for yourself--I don't ship cake to anywhere but my mouth.



  1. Is this self-published or not?

  2. I'm looking forward to it, Dawson, despite not being in elementary, middle or high school!