Be sure to check out my first short story (I will remind you) on Amazon.com during the month of September. I am really excited to have reached the point where I am actively engaged in the process of structuring the final product.
“That’s Just the Way It Is” is a short story of love and drama in the Old West. The main characters are Rebecca and John Coulter who struggle to raise a family in the harsh and rugged environment of the Texas prairie in the late 1800’s.
This story begged to be written and for that reason is somewhat unconventional in its presentation, covering a number of scenes during a twenty-year period, rather than a single moment in time. It is narrated by Becky, who has a special connection to me as you will learn. I never would have expected that my first published work would be a “western,” but I’m discovering that stories often come to authors in unique ways.
Do any of you have any words to share about your first venture into the world of publication? I’d love to hear them…
10 thoughts on “It’s Time to Publish!”
That is so exciting – congratulations Shirley!
Thanks, Meg. I appreciate your support! 🙂
How exciting Shirley!!! Congratulations! !
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Thanks so much, Diann! Just a little bit more formatting and it will happen! 🙂
Wow! Congrats! Yes, I have got my first book published too. Check out…
Thanks! Congrats to you too!
Not a Cowboy fan, but looks like I have to reads this anyway – as well as it looks interesting! Let me know when the print becomes available, and PLEASE, pre-auto the manuscript. Thanks !!!
I’m flattered by your interest, Ben 🙂 but unfortunately it will be in e-book format only as it is a short story of about 3500 words.
Congratulations, Shirley. I’m so happy with you!!
Thanks so much, Raani!