I really love my new Garmin, Modern Philosophers.
I have been running and walking more because I want to make use of all its exciting features. I don’t think I’m running any faster yet, but that’s more a problem with me than anything else.
Perhaps the coolest feature on my new fitness tracker, however, is the blinding speed at which it can change my life for the better.
On Thursday, I was very busy and stressed, trying to do a million things at once, when my Garmin vibrated. I happened to be on the phone at the time, but out of habit, I glanced down to see what my fitness tracker wanted me to know.
I assumed it was telling me my body battery was drained or my stress level was too high, but I was happily mistaken.
It wanted me to know about an email I’d received.
I could see from my Garmin’s screen that it was from the one publisher I’d dared to send a query letter about my Detective Bruno novel.
The device’s screen is only large enough to display a part of the incoming email, but the part I could read was all I needed to get pumped.
I could see “I have read your interesting query letter and..”
And what I discovered really changed the course of my day. Maybe even my life.
The publisher asked me to send my full manuscript!!!
So Detective Bruno, Wally, Maggie, Michelle, Champ, and the rest of the gang have taken a major step to move off of this blog and onto the shelf of your favorite bookstore.
Of course, this is just one step in a long process. I have a tendency to not allow news like this to get me too excited because I have been down this path many times before with my screenplays.
But this is the first time a publisher has asked to read my novel.
My fingers are crossed. I wouldn’t mind if you’d cross yours as well, Modern Philosophers.
In the meantime, if you’re missing Detective Bruno and the gang, you should check out the new serial I’m writing. The first two segments of The Undisputed Champions of Texas are available exclusively on this blog for your enjoyment.
I hope to have more news about the novel soon…