After two years of self-publishing nonfiction books, I am excited to let the world know about my first fiction book!
I started writing it at the end of December 2018, and I am close to the place where I will be looking for friends and family who will be gracious enough to give me their feedback. (I will be ready for readers in just a few days.)
Unlike my previous nonfiction books, I am trying to publish this book the traditional route – finding an agent and then finding a publisher.
The process takes a LONG TIME and is almost always full of rejection after rejection. I’ve read of some successful authors who had over 100 agents reject their books before they finally found one agent who decided to take a chance on them.
So, what’s my book about?
In a nutshell, it is a young adult/new adult historical fiction book based on the true life of a 19-year-old boy who lived in the late Roman Empire. Nicholas lost everything he had – his parents, his wealth, his faith, his business, and even his girl, and in the process overcame his adversary to find his true purpose in life.
It has a little bit of romance, action, and adventure, and lot of soul-searching and discovering oneself.
I’m starting this new blog to chart my experiences in trying to get the book published, so please subscribe to it if you want to follow my journey.
And… if you are interested in being a part of the beta group who reads my book and gives me feedback before I submit it to agents, then let me know that too! I plan to have it available for readers within the next week and hope to get back my feedback within 2-3 weeks after that. After the beta group is done, the book will go into hiding until I find someone who will take a chance on publishing it.