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Monday, October 16, 2017

Changing of the seasons...more changes?

So in the Midwest, it's finally feeling like fall. I may even have to switch my clothing around, to take out my colder-weather stuff, and pack away my sandals (which makes me sad, because my feet love sandals! Plus my most recent pedicure still looks nice.)  The leaves are just starting to change colors, and media ads are beginning their relentless call for us all to prove we love people by spending lots of money on gifts, gifts, gifts! (Husband is still unemployed, so we're poor, poor, poor!) But don't worry folks, the economy is doing great!

All of which makes me wonder why my newest book still isn't available. I know the industry is in flux...it has been since I was first published seven years ago. But I've already had to change from 2 publishers, both of whom were sold and I didn't want to be part of the furniture that went with the sale. So I looked for promising new publishers...only to have them be sold also. And the one I'm dealing with now, takes FOREVER to get anything to print! So I try to keep upbeat, but I'm getting very frustrated.

No time to write, since now only do I have the 2 jobs, but family is demanding attention. Baby shower next weekend out of town, daughter coming in the following weekend. Babysitting in Michigan for the grandbaby the weekend after that. Not that I'm complaining about seeing people I love, since I love doing that!  But sometimes I have to forcibly remind myself that I'm a writer, since I don't have any minutes to spare out of my days to write!

Hopefully I'll have better news next month. Until then, hugs to all of you, who are also a part of my extended family.

And to find my books, head to my website for more info: http://www.fionamcgier.com

6 comments:

Tim Smith said...

Fiona, I'm sorry to hear about your reversal of fortune. You're a good writer (I know because I've read your books), and I can't believe you're having so much trouble finding a home for your work. Until I read your post, I didn't realize that the industry had lost a few players.

Hang in there. What you write is good, therefore someone will discover it!

jean hart stewart said...

You sound busy, busy, busy. Better luck with your latest book!!!

Fiona McGier said...

Thanks, Tim. Some days it feels so hopeless, since if you're not publishing multiple books per year and constantly promoting, readers won't find you. And I don't have that kind of time. So I treasure words like yours, from readers who have enjoyed my books. It gives me a goal, of finding some time to write...somehow...sometime.

Thanks, Jean. The editing has been done for months, the cover approved long ago...not really sure what's holding things up. But I hope to have more to report next month...maybe.

Tina Donahue said...

Hope things resolve soon with your publisher, Fiona. Publishing is really frustrating (more so than ever) these days.

Harlie Williams said...

I still love you!

Marika/Harlie

Fiona McGier said...

Thanks, Tina. If even you, an award-winning author of so many books, has felt the constraints of closing publishers, then it's not just little, old, me.

Harley: Back atcha, girl! MWAH!