The yellow brick road to publishing my novels
It’s been a tough six years. With much loss and many obstacles to get to this point, where I finally have two of my novels published. Poor health, bad choice of an overseas agent and throwing money away to a self-publisher has taken its toll. Many days of poor health had me wonder if I would even get the rewrites done to have them edited. I’ve had many look at me and think it came easy, but that’s the thing, you can’t see pain. So from the outside it may look like I’m the luckiest person ever, because I’m home and can work on them full time. Well today is honesty day and here at Debbie’s Desk I tell it like it is. Being crippled with pain is no picnic and if I got an hours writing some days, that is an achievement in itself.
In 2007, I lost my job and unable to go back to what I was trained to do, we had to sell our home and downsize, and not just our home. It was all too much and when I was diagnosed with Osteoarthritis and strands of arthritis in my spine, I kind of fell apart. Thought my days were done. I could barely move and wondered how I was going to cope if I got any worse. Writing was my savior.
I did get a little better and danced for a couple of years, but now those fun times are far and few between. It takes me day’s getting over the joy of a night out on the dance floor.
To publish these books we have lived on a nickel and a dime. Most days, scratching to put fuel in the car.
So today I am very excited that my books (Home Worlds and Fire Divine) have arrived for Supanova on the Gold Coast. 5-6th April. The dream of having my series published, my husband Shaun, has worked his heart out to make it finally coming true. So if you see a copy of my books, know we have gone to hell and back, to have these little darlings published. But we will treasure the memories of this journey for a life time , the accomplishment alone , our testament to share, – Never Give Up!
Link to Home Worlds http://www.amazon.com/Home-Worlds-Planets-Debbie-Behan-ebook/dp/B00HKU3C5S/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1395051519&sr=8-1&keywords=home+worlds+lord+of+the+planets
Link to Fire Divine http://www.amazon.com/Fire-Divine-Planets-Debbie-Behan-ebook/dp/B00HKU3HMQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1395051445&sr=8-1&keywords=fire+divine+lord+of+the+planets
Link to supanova http://www.supanova.com.au/show-information/gold-coast/