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Debut novel written as I neared retirement. Basking in the sun in Boca Raton with my mini dachshunds Tallulah and Harriet and a cat named Puppy.

Background Information

Ever since I was a teenager, I wanted to write a book. But, children, work, and life intervened. So a year ago, with some money in the bank, and my marketing business fizzling (how do you compete with the global workforce when someone in Brazil is willing to charge $200 for the same services I used to charge $5,000 for?), I realized it was “now or never.”

Last Friday, a man dressed in brown walked up to my front door and handed me a package. I walked into my house, unwrapped it, and was momentarily stunned.

I knew the UPS package was coming. I had been waiting two days for it. I tore it open, and there it was: my very first novel. No matter that I am an indie author and it’s self-published. I could hold it, leaf through it, and see the dedication. What a thrill to read the words “A Novel by Victoria Brown” on the front cover.

In a New York Times article by Joseph Epstein, he wrote that 81 percent of Americans say they want to write a book. But I also read somewhere that only 3 percent who start out to write a book actually finish it.

I started out slow. I won’t say I had writer’s block—I always felt as if I were moving forward. I had a rough outline, and I knew the basic plot, but the first cut was more like a prosy outline than a real book. It was about 40,000 or 50,000 words.

I had my first complete draft done by the beginning of December. Twelve rewrites, a professional editor, copyediting, and several proofreaders later, it was finally published on May 11.

Birth Place
Stamford, CT U.S.A.
Contact Information
Woodchuck Publishers
21406 Woodchuck Lane 
Boca Raton FL 33428   USA
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This is the website for my blog about writing a book and self-publishing. From ISBNs to writing a book press release, it's all there.

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