If At First You Don't Succeed

@just4him (127288)
Green Bay, Wisconsin
October 28, 2017 12:11pm CST
It's done. I got Freedom's Cry submitted this morning. So tomorrow I will approve it and it will be available by Wednesday next week. I'll also order my copy of the book. I also got Scarred on Kindle yesterday, and will do the same with Freedom's Cry tomorrow when I see it's ready for review or approval. It has been a long time in making this series complete. I started Scarred in 1980, published first in 2012, the next followed some time in the 90's, and Freedom's Cry was started in 2007. Now, ten years later, it too is published. Thirty-seven years from the first word written on paper until now. It feels like a lifetime achievement, and you might be wondering what's next. What's next is Thread of Evidence that I will start to prepare for publishing. I have 14 other books that are finished. Most need to go through as I only have the first draft on them. Thread of Evidence is the closest ready for the publishing process, so I expect it will be published next year, though when next year, I won't know until it gets close. I will also be working on other books I have in process, in particular Uncertain Future that I just started in September. So never fear, there is always a book on the horizon waiting to find a home on someone's bookshelf. If you are interested in Freedom's Cry, I do recommend starting from the beginning of the series with Scarred, then Manifest Destiny, Stowaway, and then Freedom's Cry. Yesterday, I had a brief insane thought to write a fifth book in the series, but no, I'm not going to do that. You will be able to see the entire series on Amazon under my full name - Valerie Jean Routhieaux. Have you achieved anything that has taken you a long time to complete? Thanks for reading.
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@Jackalyn (6879)
• Oxford, England
28 Oct
Oh well done! Your timetable makes me feel a lot better about mine. You have worked so hard for this and it should sell well.
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@just4him (127288)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
29 Oct
I hope so. One of the people I play an interactive game with sent me an address to send him copies of my books for two people to review. They are Radio personalities, and that could really jump start the royalties if they promote them after they read them. Thank you very much.
@Marty1 (36177)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
28 Oct
i am so excited for you as i know how hard you worked on his series and Freedom's cry! Hopefully, it will be a New York Times's best seller!
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@just4him (127288)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
29 Oct
That would be awesome if it happened.
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@Marty1 (36177)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
29 Oct
@just4him I am sure that it will happen as you are a great writer!
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@just4him (127288)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
29 Oct
@Marty1 Thanks for the vote of confidence.
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@allen0187 (33949)
• Philippines
29 Oct
Congratulations! All your hard work and perseverance has paid off!
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@just4him (127288)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
29 Oct
Thank you. I haven't approved it yet. Should be tomorrow.
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@allen0187 (33949)
• Philippines
29 Oct
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@Elizaby (3997)
• Pensacola, Florida
29 Oct
Glad to see that the book is published and now you can move on to other books in work
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@just4him (127288)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
29 Oct
Yes, thank you. I'll approve it tomorrow.
@Scrapper88 (1332)
• United States
28 Oct
Have you thought about having the 4 books together as a series. It will be 4 books, but sold for one price,
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@just4him (127288)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
29 Oct
The four books are a series - Colonial America. I haven't thought that far ahead to have them sold at one price.
@silvermist (20116)
• India
28 Oct
Congratulations.You did it.Your hard work paid off.So next year you will be publishing Freedom's cry.Best of luck.
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@just4him (127288)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
29 Oct
I think you meant Thread of Evidence for next year. Thank you.
@bluesa (15115)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
28 Oct
Congratulations! Thirty-seven years to complete the series is mind boggling to me, that is dedication. All the best with Thread Of Evidence!
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@just4him (127288)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
29 Oct
Thank you. Yes, it is a long time from start to finish with that series.
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@1creekgirl (12032)
• United States
28 Oct
Congrats, Valerie!
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@just4him (127288)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
29 Oct
Thank you so much.
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@NJChicaa (46367)
• United States
28 Oct
Congratulations on finally getting the series completed.
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@just4him (127288)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
29 Oct
Thank you. I'm glad it's finally finished.
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@sharon6345 (138838)
• United States
28 Oct
I wish you luck with them. I wanted to do one as well. I lost a number of someone that was going to help me. good day
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@just4him (127288)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
29 Oct
Thank you. Writing is a lot of hard work. I hope you'll be able to find someone to help you do it.
@Corbin5 (116572)
• United States
28 Oct
Very well done!! Congratulations on Freedom's Cry. Wishing you many sales on all your books!!! It took me a long time to change a struggling reader into an avid reader when I taught, but it was well worth the effort.
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@just4him (127288)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
29 Oct
It always is. Reading is Fundamental as they say.
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@1hopefulman (32630)
• Canada
28 Oct
Congratulations! No, I have had no long projects.
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@just4him (127288)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
29 Oct
Thank you.
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@Kandae11 (40368)
28 Oct
I plan to get every book from the beginning of the series - but not all at the same time.
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@just4him (127288)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
29 Oct
Thank you so much! It would be a bit costly to get them all at once.