From Seumas Gallacher: heartfelt post about those behind the success of a self-published author.
…there’s a pivot-point when ye’re writing yer novel… when ye see a wee glimmer at the end of the lo-o-o-o-o-ong tunnel… a sense that the seemingly interminable slog to get to scribble ‘the end’is almost over… it can be reaching a certain WURD count… or having passed through the story building blocks en route to the final down-slope slalom to the finishing line… there’s an exhilaration… an added soupcon of adrenaline in the laptop finger-tapping… it feels GREAT!… I reached that narrative nexus earlier this week, and the effect’s still pumping through my quill-scraper veins… now it occurs to me to do my usual stepping-away-from-what-yeez-expect-an-author-to-do… y’see, most people wait until the book’s published to acknowledge all the good and wonderful people who’ve contributed to the masterpiece… yeez know the kinda stuff… ‘…I’d like to thank my agent, editor, publisher, hairdresser, etcetera…’ …except in these giddy days of…
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