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  • Writer's pictureCW Johnston


Updated: Nov 3, 2020

I love this combination of feelings: apprehension, excitement, gratitude, and hope, all mixed together in a big cauldron of confusion. It is the feeling I get when I have different projects in different states of completion.

Currently, my first novel Figment has been out for eight weeks. Deciding how to continue to jumpstart a second wave of promotion is my next endeavor. At the same time, my next book, Five Little Monkeys, has been through some beta-reads and is now with my editor in Hawaii. A Developmental edit will be available for me to review in a few weeks.

At the same time, a hundred and forty-thousand-word book that had been sitting on the shelf for many years is now in the hands of a beta reader. A Gardener’s Quest is a different genre from Figment and Five Little Monkeys, but one I’ve wanted to breathe some life into for many years.

Finally, I’m forty-thousand words into what I hope to be a rollicking comedy entitled Coast to Coast, so it is a fun time to be a writer. I’m not sure if it is wise to be jumping into so many directions at once, but it is an enjoyable enterprise.

While I often feel like I’m herding cats whilst juggling ferrets, I am grateful to have the opportunity to be in the midst of it.

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