Setting your foot in a bear trap is a painful experience. I know. I’ve done it. It hurts. But as the Lord once said to the prophet, Joseph Smith, “All these things shall give thee experience.” And so it goes. Self publishing a book is a study in adversity. It also can be expensive. But there certainly is a light looming ahead. I can remove my foot from the bear trap and refuse to put it in there again.

So now I’m searching for a literary agent. One who will be kind, and gentle, and easy on my wallet. I’m learning how to write in a new genre: query letters. Like most everything else in life, it’ mostly about learning. The trick is to love it, which I do.