5.10.2012

little talks


thanks to everyone who stopped by to check out my contest entry--i so appreciated each lovely comment.
alas i wasn't chosen. BUT as always, i keep on keeping on...

so. i'm listening to this:




whilst diligently writing my soul away.

10 comments:

  1. not so much writing your soul away, as shaping it through your writing...

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  2. indeed CG, indeed... are you doing the twitter pitch/agent do dah?

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  3. I am not, actually I don't know what it is. Wouldn't do it if I did know though. Too busy licking my wounded ego... I don't mind rejection as much as I mind indifference.

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  4. ahhh, yes. indifference...much worse than rejection-agreed. yeah twitter, blogs, contests, it's all the same. a nice opportunity, but honestly takes away from my writing time which is so damn precious as it is!! are your titles self pub'd? something i've considered, but not seriously...just yet.

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    1. I have only one title, so far (the second book in my series is nearing the final editing stage now). It is self published, but I don't know if I would recommend that you do so. Looking back I don't know if I would do so again, but I'm kind of trapped into it now...

      I don't want to give you a big head - but your writing is fabulous, you just have to find an agent who'll read it. (But don't wait to long - I want to read it while I'm still aliv.)

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    2. thank you (yet again). it's hard for me to get a big head as a writer, so compliment all you want! ;)

      and i appreciate your honesty re:self publishing. it's interesting, some writers talk about how it was the best move ever and others regret it (guess it's really a personal journey kind of thing).

      alright, i'll keep at it!!

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    3. An additional thought about self-publishing, versus traditional...

      I recommend you download a free book by Mark Coker, entitled The Secrets to eBook Publishing Success – you can get it at this link http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/145431

      It is a very illuminating read, with a ton of great ideas that I wish I’d known about a long ago. After reading it I have realized that my series is extremely unlikely to ever get a “traditional publisher”, traditional criteria for a successful novel ensures that. In case you’re interested the first book in my series is currently entirely free, find it on SmashWords by searching for “Beltamar’s War” – I know there is little chance of you reading it, however I’d love you to give it a shot or tell your friends about it.

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    4. Hey C.G! I will *definitely* check out both!! Like I said, I'm not typically a fantasy reader, BUT would love to give yours a go and will certainly pass it on!

      As always, thanks and take care!

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    1. thanks shelli (for the kind words and for stopping by my blog)--i appreciate it!

      jessica

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