Friday, May 6, 2011
The Thrill Ride to Publication Part One
Thrill Rides Very much like the journey to publication. For instance, there is a ride called Delirium. Pictured on the right. Dictionary.com (medical dictionary) describes delirium as "a mental disturbance characterized by confusion, disordered speech, and hallucinations." I ask, as a counselor now, who in their right mind would get on a ride called DELIRIUM? Ah, you've figured out I'm not a lover of thrill rides.
But even though I'm not a fan of rollercoasters and other thrill rides I think those of us who write with the goal of publication in mind have passed through a gate that leads to one of the biggest thrill rides we are likely to encounter. Up and down and all around we go. And sometimes it's as crazy as DELIRIUM: "a powerful ride that sends 50 outward facing riders seating on a continuous ring with their legs dangling free in the air - spinning madly at the bottom of a giant arm that swings back and forth rocketing riders up to 137 feet in the air…" Like I said, who in their right mind? :)
But I suggest that those of us who set our sights on publication are the same kind of risk takers as those who would subject their minds and bodies to the delirium of thrill rides. If you are a writer and you want to share any part of your thrill ride please tell us about it. If you are a reader, what kind of thrill ride have you encountered?
I will be giving away another book this week in celebration of Secrets of the Heart. So leave a comment with your e-mail address. I will announce the winner on Sunday for Mother's Day. So if you would like a book please leave your comment by midnight Saturday, May 7th. And if you want to read Part Two of this continuing post you'll be able to find it at Jillian Kent's Blogspot on Tuesday, May 10th.
Now take a deep breath and relax after that wild ride and enjoy the book trailer for Secrets of the Heart that was so kindly provided by Realms. Secrets of the Heart Video