I’ve been working on a set of short stories for about a year. When I write it out like that, it sounds like such a big deal, a huge project, a whole year! But although this is a major step up for me as a writer – I’m planning to publish them together in a very small, very short book – I still think of it as a little hobby, a side thing that I do, just a lark.
This week I finally pulled all ten stories together for the first time in a single document. The official First Draft of my First Book. I have to say, it felt pretty momentous to type out a cover page that said, “by Lynn Jatania.” I felt simultaneously like a huge poser and the best writer ever. I guess the truth, as with most stories, falls somewhere in between.
I’m hoping to self publish the book this fall, so now I’m struggling to learn all about the world of self-pub. I spend my writing time reading about margins and fonts and PDF and HTML. It’s overwhelming, and exciting, but mostly a drag – this is the non-creative part, I suppose.
But it’s also the necessary part, the closure, the stuff that actually puts my writing out in the world, and I want that. So hopefully this fall, you’ll see a book available on Amazon – Ten At The Wedding, by Lynn Jatania.