The 17th already?  And only the second blog entry for the month.  Caramba.  What a lackadaisical blogger I am. It was easier to stay on top of this when I was driving truck.  Hunkered down in the sleeper cab, parked in some diesel- and urine-redolent truckstop, it was pretty easy to find the time to […]

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Although anyone can now be ePublished, there’s more than a little prep required to get there. The first thing you’ve got to do is reformat it to a file type that your ePub platform of choice will accept. That is, once you’ve chosen a platform. To land in the largest pile of elephant dung, and […]

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EPublishing, of course, is touted as a victory for the little guy. Yes; you can now bypass the philistine literary agents who so frequently these days don’t even bother to send you a rejection letter. And the publishing companies who so frequently won’t even look at your manuscript unless it’s been packaged and presented by […]

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It was supposed to be the end of the world on 10/21, according to California end-times prophet Harold Camping. The previously-scheduled end of the world was last May or thereabouts, and the event was kind of a washout. Including this recent one, that’s four times now that ol’ Hal has been wrong. You gotta admire […]

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Remarkable, how easy it is to ignore whatever obligation it may be I have to this here blog. I was thinking, actually, of kissing it good-bye on its birthday, which was back in September. But I didn’t, but was busy with my queries and all, and doing time as a substitute, and finding that every […]

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Hope you’ve enjoyed the past eighteen days of no posts more than I have. It hasn’t been horrible, mind you, but much of it has been taken up with one of my favorite activities, hunting up possible agents and shipping out chunks of manuscript. Right there is one of the reasons this process is so […]

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It is now five days, I see, since my last entry. I’d like to say that that’s because I’ve been hard at work on the new novel, but the truth is that I’ve been distracted by another assignment. The good news is that I may have an agent for Desert. I’ve been sending it out […]

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Sharp-eyed readers of these columns have noted an extreme drop-off in entries of late.  At first I was on vacation, and now that I’m back I simply haven’t been able to get back into the rhythm of the thing.  I had been shooting for a posting every other day on average, but there are stretches […]

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As faithful readers of this column will recall, my timetable for book marketing was made a hash of by my printer’s failure to deliver the goods on time.  By the time I had the books in hand, the insanity of the Christmas season was upon us.  So I put most of my marketing campaign on […]

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Seems like the printer fun never stops.  The sun came out in force today and warmed things up, so I went for a hike in the morning, which did wonders for my mood, then came home to find two cardboard cartons lurking by my front door.  Carried them inside, opened them up, and found one […]

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