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How I’m Doing on ‘To Hunt a Sub’

I am eager to get my book, To Hunt a Sub, completed, but I have to push it back a few months. I need to verify a few details (meaning, about fifty) with a specialist and they aren’t available until May.


Hopefully, then, I’ll sprint for the end.




Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy. She is the author/editor of dozens of books on integrating tech into education, webmaster for six blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, a columnist for and TeachHUB, Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing Teachers, monthly contributor to Today’s Author and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. You can find her book at her publisher’s website, Structured Learning. 

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36 thoughts on “How I’m Doing on ‘To Hunt a Sub’

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  4. Jacqui it will be worth the wait, your book will be solid when you run it by some professionals who are in the know and when people read it, it will be authentic because of the time you took to do thorough research. Enjoy the break, maybe think about your next book.


  5. In school I was taught to do my research first before even starting a piece, whether it be fiction or non-fiction. Yet, I find myself doing research as I write the piece. I’ve read that some writers don’t do the research until after the first draft, which I find to be an interesting way to do it. By doing the research after the draft, it would give the writer a much needed break from hard writing without losing the focus on the piece.

    So what do you plan to do during this time of waiting for answers?


  6. A justifiable break–breather, seventh inning stretch, whatever you want to call it. Get out, enjoy the weather! Walk, swim, clear your head. It’s guilt free. Then, you’ll be nose to the grindstone when the expert approval comes in.


      • I think that everything that happens – particularly things that go awry or not as I planned/wanted – are opportunities to learn something about myself. Haven’t a clue what it is you are to learn but I suspect it’s really important since you NEVER miss your own deadlines

        I do have a clue that part of my learning is HOW TO SET DEADLINES and WORK a schedule. It’s very hard for me and a life-long struggle. I am in awe that you have the discipline to write novels. I really am.


  7. A couple of months delay now to make sure the details are right is much better than a lifetime of a exposure with inaccurate details that tell the world that you had no clue about the subject matter. Take the extra time and get it right, it isn’t a big deal.

    Until then you can get number 2 cranked out. All is well.



  8. I assume there are no references in print or online here. But maybe there is a submariners forum or two out there where questions might be put. Ask a Submariner?


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