This week, I finally think I can put the ghosts of 2012 behind me. It has been a tough period for me, and in the beginning the victory in the Facebook contest kept me going, but even that joy wore thin some time ago.
Facebook writing contest
After the contest ended, I realised what others had said was correct; I am a better writer than the person who spent months tearing me to pieces on line.
It wasn't a hard choice to leave the German site; my adversary, and her friends were favoured in all the contests. Everyone knew it, we complained, and nothing was done. In the end, more and more people left as the site faltered.
After the contest, I did consider rejoining - I left several months before the contest - but declined. I wasn't going to rub it my adversary's face that I beat her. There was no need - all her friends witnessed the beat down - I beat her in a public forum, ran by her friend's publisher - 5 Princes Publishing house.
I would have gone back, just to see her walk on eggshells around me, waiting for me to make my move- a move that would never come - that IS power.
My editor, Julia has been not only my guiding light, but has become one of my best friends. We met when her organisation awarded my book http://alsdomain.weebly.com/awards/chronicles-of-mark-johnson a certificate of excellence.
Other than Julia, and a couple of friends, I have spent the last two years in the wilderness, until October 2014, when I joined the group http://alsdomain.weebly.com/the-booktrap
I need to put those years to rest, for so long I lived in the world of what could have happened if only. So, I missed the contract with Horny Devil Publishing House, all my friends - and in the back of my mind - say it was a good choice I made. I think that is why I kept asking myself did I make the right choice?
In the back of my mind, I knew I couldn't continually write erotica.
As a result of PitMad day last week, I was approached by an agent from Edmonton, Alberta , she put me in touch with a small publisher in the fantasy world http://alsdomain.weebly.com/whats-happening/breakthrough This could be my time of reckoning. I can easily write fantasy/science fiction. There is no doubt I can sell my Sci-Fi in the USA, my series http://alsdomain.weebly.com/forgestriker---the-hit-series.html is closing in fast on its 250th sale.