A never surrender story? Gee. Where do I start. I think never surrendering pretty much goes with the territory with being a writer and my story is probably shared by 99.9% of the traditionally published authors out there: Write a novel. Work like hell to find an agent/publisher. Query. Query. Query. Write some more. Then more. Finally connect with an editor. Two books later, one sells. Wait. Wait. Wait. Publication Day. Lather. Rinse. Repeat.
I think it's fabulous that now there are so many more options to publication. It's an exciting time to write novels.
My motto as an author has always been “When you can enter through the front door, kick in a window.”
Unless you’re lucky enough to write a book in three months and land a multi-book, seven-figure contract three months later, you’ll need to get used to kicking in a lot of windows, regardless of how you decide to publish your masterpiece. I kicked in so many windows along the way to publication that it’s a wonder I still have two feet.
The most important thing I've learned? Always wear cute boots.