Dennis Coslett

I am a writer and novelist. Welcome to my blog and website. Here, you can learn what is going on in my life and in my writing career.

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Saturday, March 24, 2012

It will still happen; back on track

Okay. I have found an editor to give Jane Doe a good going-over. It won't happen until some time in May, but it will still happen.

So, I will drive on and learn what I can from this setback. I am already thinking about what I need to do with future novels to ensure that they are truly ready to go.

In the meantime, I have published another story. This one is called Homecoming. It takes place in a fictional small town in Minnesota. The plot involves a man named Andre Larson, returning to the hometown he turned his back on in order to bury his mother. While he is there, he intends to confront a secret from his past.

This is the cover:


Homecoming will soon be available for Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Smashwords.

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Friday, March 16, 2012


If I ever manage to get Jane Doe published, this will be the cover. This, at least, turned out well.

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Thursday, March 8, 2012

I heard from the chief of my editing service earlier today. They should be able to get to Jane Doe soon. By this time next week, I will probably have a novel ready to go.
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My cover is approved and paid for. All that's left is editing, publishing, and promotion. It seems like there's still much left to do, but I am closer than ever before to being published, so I don't begrudge the steps I still have left.
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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Getting closer

I am in the process of having a cover designed for my novel, Jane Doe. I am also expecting to have the manuscript proofread and edited this month. If all goes well, I could publish a novel by April or May at the very latest.

It has been a long time coming, and I must say I am looking forward to it. There are only a few details left on my cover design, and then I should have a satisfactory cover, based on a scene from Chapter 1. Editing is tentatively scheduled to start Monday.

I must admit to quite a bit of nervousness. Writing something is relatively easy, I have found, if you are in the right emotional state (I have had some issues with depression over the last few years, and I can say from experience that it is extremely hard to write when you are depressed.) The thing that is hard is publishing something and knowing that people will be reading it, and judging what you wrote.

It feels great, though, overall, to know that I should soon be able to call myself a published novelist.


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About me: I have been writing since the early 1980s, ever since discovering a passion for writing during my senior year in High School. My completed writings include novels, short stories, and newspaper articles. I have completed four novels in that time, and have partially completed two others. I have had little success in finding an agent or a publisher for any of my novels, and have recently taken my efforts online. During the years that I have been writing, I have also served my country as a member of the United States Army's Judge Advocate General's Corps. In the last five years, I have been deployed to Army bases in Iraq, Kansas, and Virginia.

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