Thursday, June 30, 2011

Taking a break . . . sort of

After a whirlwind winter of promoting HHOFD, I dove straight into creating my proposal for my next work - And for Breakfast.  After experiencing success as a self-published author, I made a pivotal decision to try my hand at the 'traditional route'.  It goes without saying: The publishing world is going through a revolution.  For you musicians, think of the iPad, Kindle, and Nook as the ProTools/iTunes/Napster for publishing.  Quite frankly, the climate out there is in a stage of 'unrest'.  There are both pro's and con's to the self-published and traditional route, and I think it will take a few more years to see where the chips fall.  For now, I'm giving the traditional route a go.

Nevertheless, for those of you unfamiliar with the traditional publishing process, it can be pretty exhausting, if not frustrating altogether.  Thankfully I've got a killer agent who has stood by my side throughout this entire course of action.  I'll admit though, I'm starting to feel a bit like Miles from Sideways these days . . . i.e. drinking quite a bit of wine to ease the pain of rejection.  To be clear, It's not all that bad - in fact the outlook for my next project is very promising.

But, the fact of the matter is I'm tired. 

Rejection doesn't worry me.  In fact, bring it on.  I've seen everyone in an industry reject a piece of work only to embrace it once the public and critics say otherwise.  

I suppose this post is to let everyone know that I'm going to be 'absent' for a few weeks while I get refreshed and re-energized.  Don't think I won't be working hard!  In fact, I'm headed up to the beautiful island of Prince Edward Island Canada to perform and cook for one of the largest music festivals in Canada.  Combining food with music = my passion.  I know I'll be putting in long days and nights, but I couldn't be more excited.

So that's that.  I'm laying it all out there.  Don't take my absence as a surrender.  Rather, know that I'm taking a bit of a break so that I can come back to everything with a fresh perspective - in work, health, relationships, and faith.

The best is yet to come!


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