See Jane Publish, A New Chapter …by Susan Lute
It’s interesting how the Universe works. Two years ago three Janes founded See Jane Publish, because we wanted to share our journeys to publication and whatever that looked like. Where we are today is certainly not where we were when Kim, Nancy and I raised our glasses in anticipation. We are like Fourth Of July fireworks, each one a burst of light heading off in different directions.
For me, I am heading back to my writing roots. I had a computer glitch this weekend, and lost access to my desktop, where I work on all my current projects: the ugly draft of Dragon’s Keeper; my next release, Falling For A Hero, The Anthology; the template for the print version of Dragon’s Thief. We’re working on the fix as I type this. In the meantime, for the first time in years I sat on the swing in my backyard and hand wrote four and a half pages of Dragon’s Keeper. Where I had hit a wall before the crash of my technology, now the story is flowing. That is a message in and of itself, right? And a perfect example of when the going gets tough in our writing lives, it’s time to step back, take a second look, and find out if our story can be told in a different way, perhaps even, with different tools.
This is true for my writing journey as well. It’s time to step back and take a different route than the one I’d planned. By no means am I giving up the writing. It’s just the map has changed. Two new ventures on my plate are the author cooperative at Windtree Press, and a website for Crazy Hair Publishing, my own publishing arm. The site is still being built, but I’ll give a shout out when it’s done.
Jessie Smith has enthusiastically agreed to take over the helm of See Jane Publish. Watch for a new format, and new Janes as a new chapter of SJP begins. And Jessie has promised to reserve a spot or two for me to come back and bug you all.
Thanks for taking this journey with me. You are all awesome!
Posted on August 20, 2013, in General and tagged a new chapter, Cassiel Knight, crashing technology, Dragon's Thief, General, pen and paper, See Jane Publish, SJP, Susan Lute, susanlutel.com, Windtree Press. Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.