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I read another article today.  🙂 Between looking for more ways to advertise and Facebook, I’ve been reading a lot about Indie Writers.  This article was about a site called Kickstarter and how writers, game developers and others are raising money by getting people to pledge money for the project.  I’m not worried about getting my stories in print any longer.  I really don’t feel it’s necessary.  I’m just as proud to have an ebook as I would be if it were print, being a kindle-holic these days, may have something to do with that. 🙂  The only reason I would consider such a possibility would be for a book cover and that would be a fleeting thought more than a serious consideration.

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I read another article today.  This one asked if this was the best or worst time to be a writer.  The article suggests it’s a good time for the computer savvy writers but a bad time for less technically skilled writers.  I personally believe it’s a good time for anyone that really wants to be published.  Today if you really want to be an author you can be.  You don’t have to be rejected over and over because someone doesn’t feel that they can make a return on their investment.  You can turn all the energy you’ve would have used to convince an agent or publisher to accept you, to convincing readers to purchase your work.  I personally find it liberating that I can put out a work exactly how I want it and have someone sample or purchase it.  It feels wonderful knowing for start to finish that I produced a story someone wanted to read.

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www.npr.org/2012/02/19/147112456/e-books-flipping-the-page-on-publishing-standards

Today I read this article, I found the link on the smashwords facebook page.  At the end of the  article they were discussing authors and readers interacting during the writing process.  I personally don’t like the idea.  As a reader I don’t want to be involved developing a story.  To me the joy of reading is getting swept along by the story and if I knew everything going on there would be no surprise.  Personally I wouldn’t want to show anyone my story before I’d finished it.  That goes back to why I love reading I guess, showing an unfinished work is ruining the surprise of the story to me.  I also wouldn’t want to tell someone what their story should be.  Maybe I have applied an interpretation that wasn’t intended but as it stands now I’m not in agreement with such an idea.

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Now that I’m getting close to finishing my story, I need to start on the cover.  Making covers has been the hardest thing for me.  I really have no idea what I’m going to do for this cover.  For the other two stories, I tried using the title and subject of the stories to design something.  I haven’t picked a title for this story yet and neither of the titles I’m trying to decide on spark any inspiration for a cover.  I can already tell I’ll be going around and around on this one.  I’m going to change the title and the cover over and over until I drive myself nuts.

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I didn’t finish much on my current story today.  I was distracted thinking about a concept for a short story.  I really want to concentrate on one story at a time but I knew if I didn’t write down my thoughts about the new story I would forget them.  I know that from past experience.  My mind has never been a steel trap; I have a very selective memory.  🙂