As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I’ve been exploring different ways of finishing Supreme Ambitions. After a great deal of thought, I’ve concluded that the story would be best served by publication as a traditional book.
I’m pleased to announce that I’ve just signed a book contract with ABA Publishing, the publishing arm of the American Bar Association. I’m going to submitting my complete manuscript to them later this year, and Supreme Ambitions: A Novel will be published sometime in 2014.
One of the advantages of working with a traditional publisher is editorial support. I’ll be working on finishing my manuscript with Jon Malysiak, executive editor at the ABA’s Flagship book imprint. Jon has worked extensively with fiction writers before, as an editor, agent, and teacher, and he also writes fiction himself.
Those of you who have read all of the web installments of Supreme Ambitions will notice many changes in the book version. I’m in the process of extensively revising what I’ve previously written, in addition to producing new material. In the revision process, I’m taking into account many of the excellent suggestions that I’ve received from web readers in posted comments and by email.
Once again, my deepest gratitude to all of you for your interest, insights, and encouragement. If you have any other thoughts you’d like to share with me about this project, I welcome them by email. Thank you!