I'm getting a book published. There is a ton of work to do between now and the book coming out in the fall, but I've signed a contract, and if a certain president can just keep the world from thermonuclear war between now and then, I'll have fulfilled a big dream. I'll post plenty between now and then about elements of the process of publishing a book, but for now, I just wanted to get out this little bit of encouragement. No matter how discouraged you are, you are not more discouraged than I was a few years ago. I've quit writing more times than I've published stories. But here I am.
Here's the publisher's Facebook announcement. Yes, I know that my only two author pictures to date are two lame ones Mrs. Heretic took in front of a tree. I'll get a real, professional one done for the book: