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A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,200 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 37 trips to carry that many people.
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No, this blog is not dead in the bowels of cyberspace, next to Alta Vista. Life has just been crazy.
I was in the hospital for five weeks, and that really took a lot of reading and writing time away. My last post was in July. So, I thought I’d give some updates.
1. I’ve been reading A Dance of Cloaks by David Dalglish, a review will be up when I finish reading it.
2. NaNoWriMo 2011 is coming around….fast! I’ve been busy outlining the book so I don’t get lost this year. Get the play by play at my other blog.
No, this is not the English philosopher that inspired the founding fathers. If it was, he must have predicted the ebook boom. I seriously doubt that. This John Locke is now one author out of eight, ever to sell one million Kindle ebooks. It goes to show how if you write your books well, the people will come. I doubt I’ll be as successful, but it doesn’t mean I can’t try. Here’s the article:
Every year at the Nampa Civic Center is a Sci-fi & Fantasy convention called Fandemonium. The last time I went was in 09, and it was the year local writer Ken McConnell came. It was the first time I had a Sci-fi writer in my presence.
And the gist of the authors panel was that anyone can publish a book. It doesn’t matter who you are, if you love writing, that’s all that matters.
And every year at this convention they have a speculative short story contest. The winner’s submission will be published online. In 09, I didn’t submit because frankly, I was scared. Scared I would embarrass myself. And scared of the dreaded rejection slip.
This year, I am submitting. Because I now have more faith in my writing ability. I am going to take a classic sword & sorcery tale I wrote called “Days of Ice”. This story is one that has never been published in an ezine. And to make it the best, I’m going to edit the living daylights out of the story.
Even if I lose, I’m going to be proud. Because after all, anyone can write.
NOTE: Stay tuned for a review of Ken McConnell’s “Tyrmia” !
UPDATE: I will not be submitting, I just found out you have to be pre-registered. I’m going to now probably send my submission around to short story mags. Wish me luck!
I’m going to change the book rating system to a star rating system. Its alot less confusing than a 10 point system