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.