Truth and Fiction in Ashevegas

Cover photo from Truth and Fiction on Amazon
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Cover photo from Truth and Fiction on Amazon

This was my first book on Amazon.  When I put Truth and Fiction in Ashevegas together, I was trying to learn how self-publishing worked.  I wanted to understand how to get a book on Amazon. I learn best by doing, so I put this small book together and started the process.  It didn’t take long to get it uploaded and approved; the turnaround time was shorter than I expected.

This one was available as an eBook and as a print book.  When I held a copy of this book in my hands for the first time, it was an amazing feeling! I felt on top of the world.

It was also a thrill to see it on Amazon.  I was a published author on Amazon! Woohoo!

What’s Different About 2019?

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Image by Christina Rutz

I submitted a story to an anthology of spooky stories recently.  The decisions won’t be announced until later this year, but I haven’t submitted to a collection like that since…ummm, I think it was 1991 and I typed my submission on a typewriter?!

I drafted a non-fiction book proposal targeted at a specific publishing house and sent it in last month.  I should hear back on that around August.

Last but not least, I am working on a fiction book that I would like to be able to share with agents by my birthday.

Why now? What’s different about 2019? I’ve been a fan of self-publishing for years.

I’d like to work with a great publisher because I have accepted that I am lousy at many aspects of self-publishing, like creating covers.  I need editors.  I need someone plugged into a big email list of readers. I could go on, but writing is my jam…the rest of it, well, I could use help.  I need people for that!

In 2019, I’m trying to find “my people.”  Somewhere out there is a team ready to help work some book magic with me.  This is my year!

 

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