Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Homeless No More




Amazon Kindle books

          When I first retired from teaching, I decided to write a book, just to see if I could. And whadaya know, I could. I was such an innocent back then, I thought that would be it; I would have gotten it out of my system. 


          But there I was, with all these words I’d fitted carefully together. I wanted to do something with them besides leaving them to molder in a back file of my computer. Many edits, and many, many rejections later and I still had all these words following me around like the little homeless creatures they were. I needed to put this book I’d written somewhere


          What to do. The promises of that agent from the writer’s conference had grown fainter and fainter, and now were nothing more than a distant silhouette on the darkening horizon. And I wasn’t willing to print it myself and stand with my sad little piles of books at local flea markets and car washes. 


          Eureka! Amazon Electronic Books!.


          So if you happen to be looking for a beach read, or a sit-in-your-backyard-with-your-feet-in-the-kids’-plastic-pool read, you can find me in the Amazon Kindle Books section. And no, I don’t own a Kindle either, but no worries – they have a free (and very easy) download-able app that will then make it possible to read any Kindle book on whatever tablet you happen to have. 


          And what’s this book about, you ask?

          The description begins with, Like too many other days, Lila Wallace’s begins with a kitchen duel with her cat Winston, who is convinced what she needs is a live squirrel. What she really wants is some clarity in her life, professionally and romantically.”

            You will find more at the delightful and very informative blog, The Book Connection.

          Well! Thank goodness that’s done. Now I can get back to editing book number two.

         

30 comments:

  1. Congrats big time. I think all bloggers are frustrated writers but few of us actually crank out a book. It is now in my Kindle (the only way to read books in my opinion) and I will put it at the top of my to-be-read list. Again, Congratulations.

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    1. My goodness, that was fast. Thank you so very much, Patti!

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    2. It sounds like spring cleaning! Mine is downloaded too. I will start it soon as I'm almost done with The Girl on a Train". Congtratulations to you my good friend!

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    3. Thanks, Barb! And I think you'll enjoy The Girl on a Train - we read that for our book club, too.

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  2. Congrats on finding a place to publish. I wish you big success, and I'll look to download to my Kindle.

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  3. Just ordered it.

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    1. Wow! Thanks, Delores. I hope you enjoy it.

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  4. Interesting! I'm impressed you could sit down and write a book. I decided long ago, after a few half-hearted attempts at creative writing, that I am just not a book author.

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    1. I'm as surprised as you are. And Steve, I can see your book already - it's beautiful, filled with your amazing photographs. Think about it. And take a look at Amazon electronic publishing.
      I'll be your first customer.

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  5. If only I could find my drama/suspense/adventure gene, I could weave it into the bits and pieces I write and come up with something worthwhile.

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    1. Give it a shot, River. You might just surprise yourself.

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  6. P.S. congratulations on your book and good luck with #2.

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  7. Congratulations. Just ordered two e-books and a in the middle of reading three paper books. But I do hope i remember to go back and look it up. You have accomplished a lot in the writing of a complete book. Enjoy the accolades.

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  8. My goodness, Tabor. I have this picture in my mind of you sitting there with two tablets in one hand and one of your three paperbacks in the other! You are one ambitious reader!

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  9. Congratulations on the first of your many releases. I am so excited for you. Thanks for mentioning The Book Connection.

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  10. sheesh. I wouldn't even be able to come up with a plot outline much less write a whole book. on-line publishing is a boon to so many authors that get rejected for no reason at all by the big publishers.

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    1. The plot was greatly helped along by the fact that much of the scenes in the high school were very close to the day-to-day events of my teaching career.
      And that whole "rejected for no reason at all" comment was very kind!

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  11. Well, that’s brilliant. I shall definitely download your book.
    My own ideas are still languishing; there are two books in the possible pipeline, neither finished, but crying out for a little love and understanding.
    It’ll have to be Amazon then. Is it expensive to publish via Amazon ebooks?

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    1. Go for it Friko! You can't beat free.

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    2. Haha. Congrats.

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  13. Ah, got it: after approval; silly of me to miss it. I just went to the book review site and read the blurb on your novel. Sounds fun. Congratulations, again.

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  14. Marty, congratulations! You know what a dunce I am. I just barely know how to use this laptop. I'm not a big reader. I've read only a handful of books. But, I enjoy everything you write and had made up my mind that when you got your book published, I would definitely buy it and read it. So you have to have a tablet? Gosh, I'm glad everybody has already commented on this post so they won't see this. :) Congratulations!

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    1. I am reading it on my phone and laptop. Just down load the Kindle app.it's such a good story.

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  15. THat's wonderful!! Congrats. I really need a Kindle...

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