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Publishing progress and other comedies

Today, I have an update on the progress toward publishing my novel The Brevity of Roses. I certainly can’t say the process was painless, but I’ve finished formatting the print and Kindle versions. Next up is the version for Nook. I hope I’ve learned enough from the mistakes I made working on the first e-version… Continue reading Publishing progress and other comedies

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Rewards

Every Wednesday, throughout the school year, I spend an hour hurtling forward encased in a metal and fiberglass box with a flammable fuel powered engine. In other words, I take the freeway across town and back. I’m rewarded for this two ways. First, I get to spend time with my granddaughter, Emily. And second, I… Continue reading Rewards

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A book is worth …

First, thank you for voicing your opinions by votes and comments.  But, once again, I failed to word my poll questions the best I could, so the voting results answer two questions and pose a couple of others.  Several of you said the price you’d pay for the debut novel depended on what you already… Continue reading A book is worth …

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And what did we learn?

The main thing I learned from last week’s polls was I need to hone my poll-creator skills. I could have added a few more options. Probably a survey would have better severed my objective. Live and learn. The results also provided a private lesson, somewhat sobering, which I'll address in a future post. One of… Continue reading And what did we learn?

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Is that a REAL book you’re reading?

In Christi Craig’s recent post she spoke of Sherman Alexie’s misgivings about electronic books and mentioned her college library with a spiral staircase descending through levels of old books. That was my inspiration for this post. I don’t own a Kindle, or any other electronic book reader. Yes, I think they look cool. And yes,… Continue reading Is that a REAL book you’re reading?