Yesterday, after numerous rounds of edits, revisions, and polishing, I pressed Send. I have now submitted the manuscript of my first novel, Becoming Bryan, to the first publisher on my list. I’ll keep you posted.

I self-published my three retirement lifestyle books on Amazon and other digital platforms, but for my novels I am going to try to get them published by a mainstream or indie publishing house. While that means the books will receive much better promotion and distribution, and therefore much higher sales, it also means that it will easily be 1-2 years before the book is actually available for purchase.

In the meantime, I’ve been working on the sequel, as well as developing the concept of yet another novel in the series. That means I will have completed one or two more books before this one comes out. Such is the life!

I’d like to shout out a big THANK YOU to Linda Magata, Jeff McKeehan, Kalp Parikh, Russ Smith, and Michelle Taquino Alcina who served as beta readers and provided excellent feedback!

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