Posted By John Poindexter

Hello

 

I would first like to say thank you to all of you that read this Blog. I started this without any knowledge of what it would be for. All you hear is that an Author must have a Blog, they must be on Facebook and Twitter.

 

When I sign in to Twitter, I see people posting all kinds of stuff and the times show they have been on there for hours.  Now, I am not going to complain about what they are doing or saying. But, what I can't understand is how they get any writing done if they are sending tweets out every minute and half.

 

I can't do that. I need to do one or the other.  I am not saying that I can't multi-task, but to be on the Internet posting to here and there takes away time from writing.  I don't have that much time as it is, so I guess I go against the flow and not tweet much and not post on Facebook as often.

 

I do have one request if you have a bought one of my books, please tell a friend if you think they would enjoy reading it that they can get it at Amazon or Barnes and Noble. And don't forget to say that they should buy a copy.

 

Also, here is another item I am tossing around. I hope to finish one of the big novels this summer, and am wondering if I should just publish it as an eBook or try to shop it around the few publishers that are left to see if by chance I can break through the barrier and get it picked up.

 

What do you think? Which way would you go?  Leave a message to let me and the others know which you think is the right way to go.

 

 

Looking on the brighter side, there are only 14 days left before vacation starts.  That means two months and seven days of no work, just writing, playing and whatever...

 

What are your plans for the summer?  Leave a message. It is not hard to do. Just go right down there at the bottom.  Let us all know what you have planned.

 

Until next time, enjoy the sun, the warmth, and read a book.

John

 

 


 
2 Comment(s):
John said...
Thanks Lucie for the message. I agree it takes a long time. When I shop the first one around years ago, it seemed like if they had any interest it took two or more months to hear from them. But if they were not, then a quick no thanks was received. I write thrillers and murder mysteries, so will have to decide when I get the latest one fixed and ready to go out.
May 15, 2012 07:35:15
 
Lucie Simone said...
It depends on what genre you're writing in regarding shopping or self-pubbing. I write Chick Lit & traditional publishers will not buy it, so I pub through my own small press. But some genres still sell well. It also depends on how patient you are. It could takes months to hear back from agents. So, if you don't want to wait, self pub. But also be prepared to do a lot of self-promo. That means, Tweeting, FBing, and blogging. That is a job in itself.
May 14, 2012 08:55:04
 
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