Today’s the day.


Waiting for Spring begins its serialization at Readers and Writers Blog today. Mr. Leavitt’s introductory post contains a brief, but very eloquent, essay about the publishing industry, and I agree with every word of it.

I’ve got nothing against a good, fun, quick read. But for the most part, when I pick up a book–regardless of genre–I want it to grab me by the collar, shake me up, and spin me around. Sadly, that’s been happening with decreasing frequency over the past few years. I’m reminded of what famed philosopher Eddie Wilson once said (although he was referring to the music industry):

It’s like someone’s bedsheets. You sleep in em, soil em, and ship em off to laundry. What I want is something you can wrap yourself up in forever.

I’m not saying that there aren’t any good books being published today; there are. I’ve blogged about several of them. You’ve just really gotta dig for them.

That’s why I’m personally very excited to be a part of the e-publishing world. Making lots of money has never been a goal of mine, and it’s certainly not the reason I write. I just want my work to be read and (hopefully) enjoyed. So check out Waiting for Spring at Readers and Writers Blog. I hope it grabs you.

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About R.J. Keller

R. J. Keller is the author of Waiting For Spring. An avid independent movie enthusiast, she was Managing Editor of The Movie Fanatic website and created episodes of the writer-centric YouTube series, Inside The Writers' Studio, with author Kristen Tsetsi. She co-hosted Book Chatter with Stacey Cochran from 2011-2014. She lives in Central Maine with her family, where she enjoys gardening, collecting geeky memorabilia, and watching other people cook. View all posts by R.J. Keller

4 responses to “Today’s the day.

  • Jenny

    I plan to read every word. Glad to have found your excellent blog as well!

  • Sid Leavitt

    Kelly, thank you for your kind words about our weblog these past few days, but it is we at R&W Blog who should be thanking you. You’re the one who donated your creativity to our readers, and we appreciate it.

  • R.J. Keller

    Thanks Jenny! Right back atcha.

    And Sid…you’re giving talented, struggling writers a forum and an audience. That is a huge thing.

  • Kimberly

    Congrats, Kel! That really is great. I know that other people will get a chance to enjoy Waiting for Spring as much as Jeff and I did.

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