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?

So 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!

Tuesday’s challenge was:

If you 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. :)

Your Day 23 Challenge is:

You 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.