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Publishing Update

Thank you for your support, interest, and mentoring with this project.  I thought it might be helpful to give you an idea of where I am with publishing this book.

Publishers and Agents

I have a publisher and an agent who show enthusiasm to see the project.  Both are not Mormon.  The publisher is a major publisher.  I’m not sure the extent of the agent’s contacts.  When I feel I’ve reached the standard of quality I’ve set for myself, I will show it to both of them and am approaching others as well.  After returning from London, I feel more confident about the research quality.  Now I will write that research into the book.

Writing on Other Topics?

Some have suggested I write features for blogs and magazines while I’m working on the book.  While I’ve done a little of that, publishers ask me to write on other topics as well.  It’s challenging to research and spend time on other topics while I’m focused on the enormity of this book project.

Flexibility to Write

I own a business in Washington DC which is a full time job.  It gives me some flexibility to take off two weeks to go to London or attend a conference or two but when I’m working full time and researching this book at the level of quality I’m aiming for, it’s nearly impossible to write and research other topics.

I also worry about meeting deadlines with a publisher.  At this stage I still drop everything and handle my business demands first which at times delays progress with the book.  I want to get to a place with the book where I can meet a deadline if assigned.

Thank You

Thanks again for your encouragement.  Your enthusiasm spurs me on.  I will keep you updated as I know more.


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1 Week Left for the Opening Scene

There is one week left to get the Opening Scene of the book.  The opening scene has received three professional critiques and numerous feedback loops over the course of a year both from Mormons and non-Mormons.  Cover

I’m running a campaign on Indiegogo to raise money for a research trip to New York and New Haven where Elam Luddington is from and where he started his career as a mariner.  The perk for a $10 contribution is the opening scene.

Thanks to those who contributed so far I have tickets to New York in September and will tweet the research journey while I am there.  You can follow me @AudreyBastian.

For more details here is the YouTube video I put together:  http://youtu.be/VMGiU6-NaCY

Here is the link if you are interested in the opening scene and supporting the research for this book: http://igg.me/at/elamspast/x/4373373


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