A blog about writing, being a writer, getting inspired to write, etc. For writers, authors, would-be writers and authors. I only have 2 rules. 1, please keep everything PG rated at most, there are some younger folks who read my blog; and 2, please do not criticize what others have written. I would like this to be a safe haven for folks to explore their writing style and to gain some confidence in their story telling abilities. Nasty comments will be deleted.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Day 22 Challenge
Hi, it’s Christina –
Sorry again for not posting yesterday.
As some of you know, I have not been overjoyed with the
publisher I chose for the first release of A Second Chance for some time. I
felt the $14.95 price was too high and of the $14.95 price, I was getting $0.25
a copy. Is it just me or does something not seem quite right about that?
yesterday I scrambled to get A Second Chance rereleased on CreateSpace, in time
for the Indie deadline. I had until this morning to verify the ISBN and
publisher to Indie for their advertising and whatever else they were doing for
their list of winners. I did not want the old publisher, who has done nothing
but nickel and dime me for every little thing, and has done virtually NOTHING
to support me (their idea of support was to send me marketing tip emails), to
receive any possible benefits being named the winner in the romance category of the 2013 Next Generation
Indie Book Awards may bring.
Now the book is available through
CreateSpace; its list price is $9.95 of which I will be making a little over $2
a copy. Thank God, during this whole learning process, I did have enough sense
to retain all rights to my book!
Enough on that! Let’s get writing!
were a superhero, what would your special power be?
When inducted into the Superhero League you are given a binder with the
rules and regulations, your selections of attire and choices for your special
powers. The rules and regulations are pretty straight forward; in a nutshell,
you need to make the world a better place and not let power go to your head.
The attire selection was a breeze. I picked this funky little aqua number
because I knew it would set off my eyes and it managed to hide a plethora of
flaws. The superpower selection however, did cause me much angst. I toyed with
the ability to fly, and invisibility would have been kind of cool, but how can
I make the world a better place with those qualities? Superhuman strength might
have been good, but how many times are going to arise where I have to lift
something heavy off of someone? The list went on and on, and all were fascinating
in their own way, but I couldn’t see how any one of these superpowers alone
could be used for the greater good. Sure if I was to combine a few, but that
was not an option. Finally, after hours of frustration and thoughts of
wondering if it was all worth it, I spotted something I knew I could work with
- the ability to read someone’s mind and heart. Now, this may seem like a
namby-pamby power to you, but think about it for a moment.
I need just a little more time. Who made up these annoying time
constraints anyway? Oh yeah, that was me. :)
Day 23 Challenge is:
are helping clean out your grandma’s attic and find…
You have 10 minutes (be honest). There is no right or wrong, just write.
Spelling and punctuation don’t count and NO ONE is allowed to criticize what
someone else has written. Go.