A Medical Exam

A Medical Exam

by Zvi Zaks
     
 
Donald Farber, MD, is a specialist in Mesmor therapy. He hates it, even though it's an effective treatment for neurosis. Now, what should he do about his own neurotic problems?

Overview

Donald Farber, MD, is a specialist in Mesmor therapy. He hates it, even though it's an effective treatment for neurosis. Now, what should he do about his own neurotic problems?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940044353978
Publisher:
Zvi Zaks
Publication date:
02/18/2013
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
539,650
File size:
213 KB

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Meet the Author

I've been writing off and on literally for decades with little luck in publishing. I could blame it on my schedule as a doctor -- too many years having a 24-7 call schedule -- but plenty of other doctors have managed to combine writing and medicine. The real problem was the off and on had too much off and not enough on. Internet workshops like sff.onlinewritingworkshop.com/ and critters.org improved my work enough to sell a few short stories, but what I really wanted was to publish a book. Second only to becoming a grandfather--something I had no say about--becoming a published novelist was my biggest goal.I thought my writing was good, but an unrelenting series of rejections almost had me ready to give up. Then Lilly Press accepted my novel IMPLAC, an evil robot story. I was ecstatic. Even the editing process was a joy. Unfortunately, Lilly went bankrupt and it was back to the slush pile for me. At least now I knew that some professionals valued my work. "Query Tracker" - querytracker.net/forum/ - taught me how to write a decent query, I sent out a batch of letters to small publishers, and in 2010 Eternal Press accepted A VIRTUAL AFFAIR. No ecstasy this time, but I was still happy that at age 68 I would finally have a book for sale. It's never too late to pursue your dream.The book was published on January 8 of this year. A week earlier, my son called me, "Dad, Rosemarie has gone into labor." Eight hours later, Aliana was born. I flew down to see her the day the book was published. Even though I had striven for many years to get published, at this moment, the book didn't matter.I have my priorities.

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