I love working!! It cleanses my soul. It exercises my brain and it leads to an end result. What could be better?
SELLING NOVELS. Lol
I’m working on an old computer with no internet connection. I have my even older BlackBerry for researh and thesaurus.
Pretty ghetto….but it seems to work:)
Go to library to
publish. Speaking of which. Lulu publishes PDF files immediately and simply.
Smashword is better for word documents.
Formatting for smashwords is very difficult.
I wrote and edited my first novel 15 times. I then formatted with smashwords style guide. I was frustrated and lost! Then I found out u could pay to have these things done for u. I’m on SS for a mental diability and couldn’t afford the help. Then….I found on publishers site they had free help for people in my position or with other problems. The guy finished formatting my book and published it as a Premium book absolutely FREE!
Whew…..that helped. My childrens book was PDF so it was a cinch on Lulu. I’m not looking forward to publishing again soon. All though my extreme stubbornness got me thru it last time.
I’m going to post a few more book covers. Hope you’re not sick of them. I just welcome constructive criticism!!
I haven’t posted my thoughts in awhile….
Been too busy writing:)
Self publishing is for the fricken birds!
Marketing is a big problem. Either it’s very difficult or I’m sort of dense.
I’ve decided to go back to sending out queries to established agents. I’ve gone that road before and it was no easy thing. But…….
I’m researching a perfect querry letter and I’m using ‘Agent Query’- a great web site.
I really need to crack down and send them out daily!
I have hopes to be invited to submit my work.
‘Within These Walls’…
‘The Evil Within’…
62,000 words-almost done
3rd novel in ‘Poisoned Soul’ series. Will write and publish near the end of 2015
I love the hard work and I am especially enamored with the writing!
I love new and difficult challenges! Keeps my brain alive.
It’s a great thing that I’m so stubborn. It interferes at times but is useful when it comes to working. Well, enough of my thoughts
Richard Ashcroft, assistant deputy DA was in his office early. They were araigning Mason Hudson that morning at nine. He was going to nab this son of a bitch. Not only on the aggravated robbery but on Peyton Hudson’s murder.
He was sort of a funny looking guy. He had a head that was too big for his sloping shoulders. He was tall and lanky and wore a size fifteen shoe. His arms seemed extra long and his face was no prize either.
Ashcroft had a large forehead unhidden by his short hair cut. Beady sunken eyes, a crooked nose, thin lips and a long neck.
He was probably teased so much at school that he became a prosecutor to exact some revenge.
He was only prosecuting the mugging at this point. He couldn’t introduce the evidence of the murder unless the case was bound over to the superior court.
Today was important. The prosecution had two solid eye witnesses, with identical descriptions; they had the beard, hooded sweatshirt, the scar makeup kit and the brown contacts. All obtained legally with a search warrant. Ashcroft felt pretty good about it.
Stepping into the grand chamber, the smell of polished wood and old justice. Accused and spectators sitting on the slick hard planked pews.
All of the players were there. Defendants, attorneys, clerk, bailiff, the representative from the DA’s office, the stenographer, an English/Spanish translator, the orange clad prisoners in shackles, police officers and guards all waiting on his Honor.
Quiet voices whispering last minute details….
One of the officers lowered a movie screen, started a video in which the Judge gave instructions, rights, penalties and so forth until it was over.
The bailiff almost shouted,
“All rise for the honorable Judge Damon Wheeler!”
“Please be seated.”
Judge Wheeler whispered to his clerk, then called Mason Hudson.
Mason struggled with the shackles up to the podium.
“Harvey Rehnquist, for the defendant Your Honor…..”
“Richard Ashcroft for the state Your Honor….”
“Proceed Mr. Ashcroft.”
“Thank you Your Honor. The people charge Mason Michael Hudson in the criminal act of aggravated robbery.”
“How do you plead?”
“Not guilty sir,” said Mason.
“Do we want to argue bail at this time?”
“Yes Your Honor. Mr. Hudson has the means to leave the country. The people ask for bail to be set at $500,000.”
“I object Judge, it is an exorbitant amount. Mr. Hudson is not a flight risk. He is the single parent of two minor chidren.”
“I’m not wasting a lot of time on this gentleman. Bail will be set in the amount of $500,000. That will be all.”
It was that simple. Mason could easily come up with the money, he asked Harvey Rehnquist if he was indeed going to represent him.
“I’m aware this is going to become a capital murder case Mr. Hudson. I’ve done my homework. I think you are guilty as sin but that is neither here nor there. It would be my job to get a not guilty verdict.”
“I ask for a $100,000 retainer fee and the cost will certainly increase as we get into the case. Is that agreeable to you?”
“Yes it is….may I call you Harvey?”
“By all means now that I’m working for you.”
Hi:) I’m writing to promote my first novel. “Within These Walls”. It’s a 75,000 word work that is exciting, suspenseful and addicting.
Its easy reading yet full of great characters that will make you laugh and cry.
I haven’t sold many because marketing SUCKS!
It is well worth your time to download it for FREE!
Only until July 25th
I’ve been hard at work on the sequel. “The Evil Within”
It is even more addicting and a good read!
Mason Hudson is one of the main characters in the book. He is mentally deranged from childhood. He relives his sick upbringing through his adult nightmares.
The whole story has a great plot and many sub plots. It keeps you interested throughout!
So far I’ve written 52,000 words of the second novel. It’s hard work but a kick in the ass!
The series is called,”Poisoned Soul”.
The third book is notes on paper and still mostly in my mind. It promises to be the best one yet.
I don’t know how many readers have attempted novels, but they are a thrill of a lifetime to write!
Its hard not to have them read.
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I’ve also published a Childrens Book, “Peanuts”
It is aimed at adults as well. My grand children have me read it over and over to the point of memorization. Lol
Its a cute book with eye catching pictures. It teaches shapes and colors and ends with a good moral.
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