Noblesville man publishes 2nd novel; April 17 book signing will benefit Blue Stone Folk School
Larry D. Sweazy quit counting at 300 rejection slips. That was several years ago.
“I still get rejection slips. Just got one this morning,” Sweazy, 49, Noblesville, said Saturday.
Since he was a kid, Sweazy wanted to be a writer. “I was determined to have a novel published by a well-known New York publisher, like some men are determined to climb Mount Everest,” he said.
When he turned 30, he became even more determined. After writing about 50 short stories, he got one idea that was too big, and it became his first novel. It never sold and is hidden away. But then, he wrote another and another. He kept going to workshops and conferences, “anywhere I could learn to write,” he said.