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Obstacles Lead to Strength

This post is long overdue and for that I apologize. The good news is that you haven't been bombarded with updates about my debut novel, Not Again.

The not-so-good news is that I have been swamped. I thought Not Again would have been published by now. However, one thing after another, all novel related, has prevented me from publishing. Each set back along the way has been challenging, but I'm determined to give this my all as I have already invested so much in my baby.

The amount of time devoted to the publication of a novel is insurmountable. Apparently, this is normal. After every set back, I'm told, "This is not uncommon."

Many times, I sat paralyzed in disbelief that I had to deal with yet another obstacle. Doubt, fear, frustration, and weariness flooded me—temporarily. With the knowledge and support I received, I was able to bounce back with even more fervor than ever. Through it all, I am stronger, wiser, and more experienced. Still, I have yet to scratch the surface of this impenetrable world called publishing. It's a good thing I like to learn!

Bottom line, I don't know when Not Again is going live. I thought Not Again would have been published weeks before Thanksgiving of 2018. My best guess now is the end of May of this year, but that depends on many factors beyond my control. Praying I don't experience any more delays.

Thank you for you patience and support! You know it means the world to me and keeps me going in the right direction.

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Many blessings,


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Lori Chasko
Lori Chasko
Jan 02, 2020

You have done very well. I'm proud of you!


Maria T. Henriksen
Maria T. Henriksen
Dec 06, 2019

Diane, I'm glad I persevered. Not Again is finally published and I have forged wonderful relationships as a result of the process.


Diane Virginia Cunio
Nov 22, 2019

Wow! I'm sorry you went through all that sister. I'm glad Not Again is, at long last, published. Congratulations!

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