Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Introduction to Production

Hurray and Hallelujah! Voluntary Nomads goes into the production phase this week.
I want to share with you the musical (to my ears) words of the publisher's manuscript analyst:
"Dear Nancy, I am pleased to report that your book Voluntary Nomads has been accepted for publication. I want to be the first to congratulate you. You have a great story here. Everything about it is nicely done. You have done a great job capturing your memories and committing them to paper. (This is not an easy feat.) Even though this is a personal narrative, you have written it in a way that many will enjoy and benefit from reading. Your narrative voice is very familiar and friendly and you have a way with words. It is obvious that you have done your homework and put much thought and preparation into your work. Your book is well written. I wish more people would take the time to write their stories down like you have. I am sure it will be embraced by many. We can learn so much from reading the stories of other’s lives and experiences. The greatest value in any story, it seems to me, lies in what we can learn about our own lives when we take time to analyze someone else’s. Bravo!"

Will I be able to wait patiently for 10-13 weeks, the length of time it takes to turn a manuscript into a book?


  1. Nancy, whoever wrote this knows what they are talking about. If someone takes the events in their lives and shapes it into a story, we all learn and grow and benefit. Thank you!!! Can't wait...

  2. Thanks, Keith, I got high from your recent successes and I'm glad you enjoy my happy news too!

    Karen, I do appreciate your support. Having read your memoir, Following the Whispers, I know you understand what it takes, as well as what it gives.

  3. Congrats! Can't wait to see the finished product!

    -Dave M.

  4. Dave, I put in 40 photos -- I think you're going to like it!

  5. Great news! I am so happy you did this. Looking so forward to seeing/reading it.

    your sis,

  6. Beth, if you read it again you "deserve the helmet!"