J Kathleen Cheney, my remarkable writing friend, has organized a series of blog posts by other writers who talk about those unexpected events that happened early in their careers. It seems we all have gone through something that nobody warned us might happen. My piece was just posted today, and is entitled, “There will be a bit of a delay.”
While you are checking it out, you might want to have a look at Kathleen’s terrific first novel, The Golden City. It’s a wonderful historical fantasy-mystery-romance mash-up set in turn-of-the-century Lisbon. I’m eagerly awaiting her second book in the series.