The look back at 2017 year end

The look back at 2017 year end

The look back at 2017 year end

For a look back at my goals for the year of 2017 – go here : https://wp.me/p3VxaG-1Pb _________________________________________ I am very disappointed in 2017 as a year and at myself for the lack of accomplishments. But in all honesty, I had more losses than gains, and that in and of itself was the factor behind everything that did or didn’t occur in 2017. All the plans took a backseat to my hubby’s illness as it rightfully should have. But that is what is so great about these posts. Now I can go back and see what I didn’t do and

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Writer Groupie Episode 41 YA Fiction with H W Vivian

Writer Groupie Episode 41 YA Fiction with H W Vivian

Welcome, Groupies! This is episode 41 of the podcast, and today I chat with H W Vivian, author of War of Rain, Chasers, and a humor/satire book, Days of Amber, under her pen name, Alex Chu. In my intro, I talk about Disk of Death and what the latest is on that book coming out in February. I also ‘splain what a copy editor is among other fun things, so be sure to check out the audio version of the podcast for my tidbits, or the video version for the interview only. So, here we go…on with the show! _____________

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Amazon/Hachette Debacle

The Amazon/Hachette debacle goes on … and it seems everyone has an opinion. Some are on the side of Amazon, and say they are for the indie author. Others are on the side of Hachette and say that their stance protects the rights of legacy published authors. TheCreativePenn / Foter / Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) Well, let’s face it folks, it all comes back to that unholy dollar . Both sides want theirs, and they are going to fight to the death until someone is victor in all this. The problem may well be, however, that

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I got nothing. But this guy does!

I got nothing. But this guy does!

I am in Christmas mode over here and writing and posting are taking a back seat…but I did find this on a search on Amazon then digging into the author’s site…wow. He has an awesome book trailer! if this doesn’t make you want to read the book NOTHING WILL! The author is Ransom Riggs and the book is Mrs. Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. Check it out!!

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Get over it

So, let’s discuss the nature of getting published by the big world. That bright and shiny world called NY publishing. Quite a different animal from doing it yourself. It’s hard to get their attention. It’s mostly, “thanks for asking, but no our lists are full”. I feel sort of like how can a lowly author ever know when it is a good time to submit, if the lists are always full? When I was at the festival recently, the bathrooms were always full. Now that sort of ‘always full’ I get, right? But this full list thing, argggg. But really?

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