The Road to Publication #4: Meeting Other Authors

When the gads of information started coming in from my publisher, one of the “neat little perks” was the key to the background of J. Taylor Publishing’s Website.

No… not the part where I can re-program it, silly… the password protected part.  Grooving around there, I found a forum… and low and behold I saw “Welcome new Author Jennifer M. Eaton”


Of course I opened it up, and there was an email string of all the other JTP authors congratulating me and welcoming me on-board.  [[Grins]]

It’s pretty neat, having informal conversations with authors whose novels I have read.  I’m also getting to know the other authors in the anthology pretty well:  (Lynda R. Young, Kelly Said, Terri Rochenski, and Jenny Keller Ford (Who I already knew) not to mention Headline Author J.A. Belfield.

Getting to know them is nice, since we are all “in the same boat” at the same time, struggling against exactly the same deadlines to get our anthology out on time.

Right now, most of us have done the required final author edit on our manuscripts and handed them in for review by the J. Taylor editors.  I can’t wait for the flurry of chatter when the editors’ comments come back.


18 responses to “The Road to Publication #4: Meeting Other Authors

  1. I am Sooooo happy for you, Jennifer! This is exciting. Congratulations on getting published. ~Victoria Marie Lees

  2. I have lost track of how many times the commiseration, support, and empathy of another writer was just the thing I need in my current slump and funk. I believe that one of the biggest factors to contributing to an author’s success, is hearing from other authors — especially venerable ones, whom I hold much respect for — that writing is hard. For some reason, I cannot hear these words enough. Writing. Is. Hard.

    Enjoy this journey, Jennifer. You have worked very hard for it!

    ~ Cara

  3. You are at an awesome place right now Jenn. Enjoy every minute! 🙂

  4. What a lovely thing to find. What a nice supportive community.

  5. Joan Y. Edwards

    How exciting. Enjoy and celebrate each step of the way!

  6. Eek! So exciting!

  7. Ooh what fun! As a new follower of yours, I’m going to have to go back and read your past posts now to see how you got here…

    • Look up “Writing to a Deadline” I started this as a challenge to myself, and ended up published. It’s kind of cool to have it all written down step by step.

      • I’ve just had a read through the “Writing to a Deadline” series – I read them all with a little smile obviously knowing what the ending was going to be! Fantastic.

        • Ha! I wished that I knew what was going to happen! I may have relaxed. Hmmm… The outcome may have been different, then.

          In retrospect, I am really glad that I decided to write about it. I totally expected to walk people through the rejection process… but this is soooo much better!