We may not have it all together, but together we have it all.
My dear writers’ group was at it again Saturday. Their love and patience and helpfulness never cease to amaze me.
Before long Jill and Nigel Blackwell were hard at work on a blurb for me to use on the book’s page in my website. Then Charity Kountz came in and began helping, too. I guess old folks are easily impressed, but the knowledge these three have among them blows me away.
As we worked on my stuff, I felt sorta sorry for Mary Morgan, who sat waiting with great patience while we all worked on my blog. We did spend some time talking with her about her WIP, but I think I hogged most of the meeting.
As a result of the suggestions they made, and have made in the past, I now have a bio and photos on the Amazon author page, along with a nice blurb on the Heaven Sent page of this site.
If you’ll glance up at the address bar, you’ll see another change. Charity walked me through getting a domain name and using it for my website. You can still get here by entering https://davwalk.wordpress.com, but if you do, you’re automatically redirected to http://davidnwalker.com.
Jill also made several suggestions about getting a blog tour put together and told me she’d discovered another source for getting my next book formatted for e-pubbing. If I ever start selling enough books to amount to anything, I’ll owe a lot of thanks to these three for all they’ve done to help me.
Jill also pulled out paper copies of both That Boy and That Wedding. She’s working with Amazon’s Create Space to bring paper versions of both books onto the market, and these were copies they sent her to proof. They looked gooooood.
I know there are wonderful, knowledgeable writers all over the world—some of whom I know through cyberspace, and some I don’t—but I sometimes wonder if there’s a small writers’ group anywhere with the combination of love and expertise I find when I go to our meetings. I think it’s probably rare, which is why I keep bringing them up and raving about them.
By the way, our sixth member, Tiffany A. White, who was out of town Saturday, now has Football Sweetheart on Amazon for Kindle downloads and will soon have it ready for Nooks, too. I’ve read enough of it in meetings to know it’ll be well worth buying and reading.
David N. Walker is a Christian husband, father and grandfather, a grounded pilot and a near-scratch golfer who had to give up the game because of shoulder problems. A graduate of Duke University, he spent 42 years as a health insurance agent. Most of that career was spent in Texas, but for a few years he traveled many other states. He started writing about 20 years ago and has six unpublished novels to use as primers on how NOT to write fiction. He has just e-pubbed his devotional, Heaven Sent (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008CRL82M). His new fiction work—a series of novellas set during the period from 1860 to 1880 is underway. The first one is in the editing process, and he’s currently writing the second one.
Contact David at email@example.com or tweet him at @davidnwalkertx