Late Thursday post

Yes, I have a busy life this week. Work, looking for more work, the novel, life things…

You know, I kinda don’t really want to post a news post.

I’ll just post about my life.

Let’s see… I’ve taken a 35% pay cut in net wages since being downsized to part-time, so I figure it’s about a 40-45% pay cut in gross wages. Am I currently looking for another job? You betcherass I am. Do I care that my bosses know that? They’d be fools not to have figured it out by now.

Got an “In the mail” link from Glenn Reynolds, which resulted in–sigh–only 25 sales. Still, that’s 25 people who bought my book yesterday that never heard of me before. Pebbles in a pond. You never know where the ripples will go. And hey, I got all the way up to the middle of the Warriors pack on Kindle! (That’s apparently a series about cats that is hot, hot, hot with the middle school demographic.)

I am submitting my novel to a publisher. I really want to see my book in Barnes & Noble someday. I have to write a synopsis of the last 16 chapters. You think that’s easy? Really? So, then you’ll do it for me, right? (It’s about a paragraph on every chapter. Woo! A book report, only of every single chapter in the book!)

I also have to write a kick-ass query letter. I hate writing cover letters, let alone query letters. Oh, well. I also didn’t care for writing the back cover copy, but I managed it.

This writing thing, it is harder than it appears. (Yeah, I knew that.)

And hey–it’s really cool seeing my book on Amazon. It’s what I’ve wanted for a long, long time. Now to work on getting it into B&N.

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4 Responses to Late Thursday post

  1. Darkness Rising is a fine start to a series. I found it quite moving on several levels.

    I found it hard to put down and read it in one sitting.

    I am already anticipating your next one.

    In the meantime, good luck on finding employment that meets your needs.
    I feel it will appear sooner than you think.

    David St Lawrence

  2. Thanks so much for the kind words, David. I hope you’ll take a few minutes to write a review on Amazon as well. It helps move my book up the ranks and get people to notice it.

  3. Russ says:

    Which option for purchasing the book puts the most money in your pocket? Another author had told me that he received much less per book on Amazon.

  4. My CreateSpace estore, the one linked on my blog. But not all people can get it to work right or ship to them. Amazon takes a few dollars more for their cut. But I can’t complain. I’m still earning more per book than I would via traditional publishing.

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