The Lemay Leveller is ready! Can you please help?
I was having a chuckle yesterday reading past blog posts. There was one from I think 2011 where I said I was hoping to be ready to publish my book that year. Well! Clearly I didn’t do that! Illness and family issues got in the way, as they tend to do.
But! The awesome news is that a couple of months ago I finished the (5th? 7th?) revision of The Lemay Leveller and called it finished! It is now in the very capable hands of a lovely Editor.
I’m not going to go down the route of trying to traditionally publish. I tried that once before on an earlier draft of TheLL and I was told by several agents that the book was very good but didn’t fit clearly enough into any one genre for them to know how to market it. I understand that. I didn’t set out to write a book by numbers and if you accuse me of breaking a mold I’ll just say thank you… I really doubt I’ve done as much as that, but I did write it in my own voice and style.
This is a good book. I don’t say that to pat myself on the back, I say it because I know it. It’s taken every ounce of my strength to complete it to the standard it needs to be. I have written it, racing against the clock hoping to see it finished and published before I shuffle off this mortal coil. And I’ve done almost as much as I can do on my own now. I need help, if you want to give it please. I have a lot of costs to cover to get this book to the public. It has been proven time and again that self published and crowd funded books can do exceptionally well, and I hope to be one of the successes. I have to pay the editing fees, website building costs, publishing costs and then marketing costs for this book to reach the public. Most of you know I’m disabled; our family live on benefits. We do not have much money left over at the end of each month, but that does not mean I am not fully capable of writing a worthwhile book that you will enjoy, and it shouldn’t prevent me from being able to publish it. Writing is my passion, my only real marketable talent, and the only real hope my family has of ever living off anything more than benefits. This book is my passion, the one I have been waiting to unleash for so long. I know it can be loved and appreciated if only it gets the chance to be read. I want it to do what I created it to do — to go out into the world and make it a better place.
If you want to learn a little bit more about the book, or possibly to donate, please click here for The Lemay Leveller. Thank you so, so much for giving it a chance and listening to me. I think I do a bad job at selling it because essentially I’m just a writer who occasionally comes out of a dark room to visit real life. But the book is good.
Love to you all,