15 episodes

This Novel is Happening chronicles the story behind the writing of my first novel, the process of submitting it, getting rejected, and it finally being accepted for publication. After almost a decade of thinking it will never happen, it's happening. It's real. I'm scared and have no clue what I'm doing. What happens next? I'm not sure.

This Novel is Happening Gloria Panzera

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This Novel is Happening chronicles the story behind the writing of my first novel, the process of submitting it, getting rejected, and it finally being accepted for publication. After almost a decade of thinking it will never happen, it's happening. It's real. I'm scared and have no clue what I'm doing. What happens next? I'm not sure.

    Episode 14 | Choosing a cover and the novel is released!

    Episode 14 | Choosing a cover and the novel is released!

    On this week’s episode, Gloria gives an update on the status of the novel, discusses the process of picking a cover, and what to expect when you're working with a press when it comes to the cover. Hear it all this time on This Novel is Happening.

    • 28 min
    Episode 13 | Edits Are Complete...

    Episode 13 | Edits Are Complete...

    On this week’s episode, Gloria talks about the editing and revision of the novel. She discusses her approach and strategies for tackling a big project like revising a novel. Gloria speaks about the pros and cons of procrastination (mostly the cons) and updates the audience on the status of the novel. Hear it all this time on This Novel is Happening.

    • 38 min
    Episode 12 | Novel Edits, Round 1

    Episode 12 | Novel Edits, Round 1

    The first round of edits to Gloria's novel came in, and she wasn't allowed to open them until microphones were recording. Hear her reaction this time on This Novel is Happening.

    • 52 min
    Episode 11 | Lost in book marketing

    Episode 11 | Lost in book marketing

    Having a successful novel isn't just about great writing. How will Gloria get the word out about her book? Even she isn't sure. Hear her thoughts this time on This Novel is Happening.

    • 36 min
    Episode 10 | Jenny Hubbard Interview

    Episode 10 | Jenny Hubbard Interview

    Jenny Hubbard is a published author and friend of Gloria's who has not only been a resource for Gloria, but also for her high school students. Gloria chats with Jenny about her process, getting her books published, working with agents and editors, and more this time on This Novel is Happening.

    • 51 min
    Episode 9 | To MFA or not to MFA

    Episode 9 | To MFA or not to MFA

    Gloria holds a Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Florida Atlantic University. This time on This Novel is Happening she discusses the value of the MFA, if someone should tackle getting one, and more.

    • 39 min

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