I wrote a mystery that my writing group disliked. My writing group only accepts and critiques literary works, and the mystery I wrote isn’t literary. So they rejected it.
But there are people to whom I value their opinions. And they liked it. So I decided to self-publish the mystery. But when I went to self-publish my book, it wanted me to embed my fonts. I have no idea what that means, so my brother took over. My brother is an environmental engineer and quite brilliant (he got a 100% in math on his GRE plus he now has a PH.D.) So I let him take over, fully confident he would do the right thing.
Now I’m waiting, as there were changes to be made. His wife is reading my mystery and the changes I made. We’ll see what she thinks. Meanwhile, I’m writing another mystery. This one involves a murder where the first one involved a missing person. It requires a lot of reading.
So I’m reading Tripwire, by Lee Child. I’ve gotten ideas from this book, and now I’m just curious how it ends. There are other authors I could read, but I want to finish this book first.
Here’s hoping I finish my second mystery and it is good enough to be self-published!
Sue Powers is an accomplished short story writer. She has a book of short stories entitled A Surprising Measure of Subliminal Sadness that is seeking a publisher.